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Dena S. Puskin, ScD, Consultant, DJP Consulting

Dena S. Puskin, ScD, Consultant, DJP Consulting

Dr. Dena Puskin is a consultant, having retired from Federal service after 32 years working in healthcare finance policy, telemedicine, and rural health care. Prior to retirement, she was a Division Director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS [, implementing the Affordable Care Act in the states. Dr. Puskin has been involved in telemedicine since 1988, when, as Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), she pioneered some of the earliest federal telemedicine grant programs existing today. In 1998, Dr. Puskin founded the Federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), where she served as its Director until 2010, when she became a senior advisor in the Health Resources and Services Administration. During her tenure in the Federal government, she oversaw the growth of several grant programs, published numerous articles and Federal reports on rural health and telemedicine, and created a Federal staff-level interagency committee to advance cost-effective telemedicine initiatives across the Federal government. Dr. Puskin is currently a Fellow of the American Telemedicine Association [ATA] and has received numerous awards for her pioneering work in telemedicine, including the ATA President’s Leadership Award.