Speaker Bios


Louis B. Jacques, MD, Director, Coverage & Analysis Group, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Jacques joined CMS in 2003 and has been director of the Coverage and Analysis Group since October 2009. The group reviews evidence and develops Medicare national coverage policy. Prior to his arrival at CMS, Dr. Jacques was the Associate Dean for Curriculum at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he retains a faculty appointment. He served on a number of university committees including the Executive Faculty, Committee on Admissions and the Institutional Review Board. He previously worked in the Palliative Care program at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he covered the gynecologic oncology service.