-Zients most recently served in the Biden White House from the president’s inauguration until April of 2022 as Coronavirus Response Coordinator.
-Zients was involved in the leadership of several healthcare companies that were forced to pay millions of dollars in fines for alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud
-In 2015, Portfolio Logic — an investment firm founded by Zients that had an ownership stake in PSA Healthcare (a company he owned)— was forced to pay $6.88 million by the Justice Department (DOJ) for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid and violating state regulations for payment claims.
-Amedisys Home Health Companies, another huge healthcare provider that Portfolio Logic owned a stake in, settled with the DOJ for $150 million in 2014 for Medicare fraud, the American Prospect reported
-Zients helped start Wall Street investment firm Cranemere. Cranemere acquired several healthcare companies accused of engaging in surprise billing practices and medical malpractice, like NorthStar, which has a reputation for surprising patients with huge bills for “out of network” healthcare
h/t Doctor Congo