Alec Alexander | HIG

Alec Alexander

Managing Director
Alec Alexander | HIG
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Former federal health official, senior healthcare industry executive and federal prosecutor
Served as Deputy Administrator of CMS
Led design/execution of federal program integrity response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
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Alec Alexander is a Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal's Healthcare Industry Group. An experienced attorney, corporate executive, healthcare enforcement consultant and presidential appointee, Mr. Alexander has worked as an expert on state and federal fraud, waste, abuse and enforcement issues in the administrative, civil and criminal context for 20 years.

Mr. Alexander’s public service background assists healthcare and life sciences companies understand the nature and scope of the enforcement realities they face and navigate an increasingly complex regulatory, market and political environment.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Alexander served for three years as Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Director of the Center for Program Integrity. As Deputy Administrator, he was the chief executive officer of the Center for Program Integrity, overseeing a $1.2 billion budget and providing administrative, operational and policy leadership for 500 career staff. As Director, he was responsible for protecting the integrity of $1.2 trillion in annual spending using a wide array of innovative advanced data analytics systems and tools.

At CMS, Mr. Alexander designed and led the federal program integrity response to the COVID 19 pandemic. He was also the principal liaison to all federal and state law enforcement entities. He has been publicly recognized for creating and implementing an innovative, cross-agency case coordination regimen which ensures timely and efficient handling of national fraud matters while also providing prompt de-escalation and education of good-faith, error-prone providers and plans. For this work, Mr. Alexander was awarded the 2021 HHS Inspector General Honor Award.

Mr. Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dallas and a JD from South Texas College of Law. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar and the State Bar of Texas.