David Cusano is the Manager for the CMS Coverage, Payment, & Equity Department at MITRE, responsible for managing work shaping, engagement, and end-to-end delivery for the Health FFRDC’s CMS Portfolio across key components of Medicare, Medicaid, and the private insurance markets. David has over two decades of health care experience spanning the payor, provider, government, and academic sectors. Prior to joining MITRE, he served in the following roles: Executive Vice President, Healthsperien LLC; research professor, Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute; in-house counsel, Coventry Health Care, Inc.; health insurance specialist, Consumer Information, and Insurance Oversight within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He began his career practicing as a registered nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, a B.S. in Nursing from University of Connecticut, and is admitted to District of Columbia and Massachusetts Bars.