Darin Gordon is the Director of TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, and also serves as the Director of the Division of Health Care Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee. In addition to his responsibilities for Tennessee’s Medicaid and CHIP programs, Gordon is responsible for the state’s high risk pool, pharmacy assistance program, e-Health strategy as well as its multi-payer payment and delivery system reform initiative.
Gordon has over 18 years experience in public health care finance and management; during that time he has served with three governors. Prior to beginning his term in 2006 he held key executive management positions within the organization, including Director of Managed Care Programs and Chief Financial Officer. Under Gordon’s leadership the TennCare program has maintained the lowest cost trend in its history, made significant improvements in a substantial number of quality measures, and has been nationally recognized for innovations in managed care and payment and delivery system reform.
Gordon’s contributions have extended beyond Tennessee. He has also been involved in health care policy nationally through consultations with states, in his leadership role in the National Association of Medicaid Directors, and his involvement in a variety of National Governors Association initiatives and task forces. In addition to his management responsibilities for the State of Tennessee, Gordon maintains a leadership position with several state and national organizations. Gordon is also a 2011 Fellow of the Medicaid Leadership Institute and a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program.