Former MedAssets CEO John Bardis appointed to HHS post

Modern Healthcare: John Bardis, the founder and former CEO of MedAssets, has been named HHS assistant secretary for administration.

Bardis confirmed his appointment on Wednesday, but declined to comment further.

Alpharetta, Ga.-based MedAssets was a publicly traded group purchasing and revenue-cycle management company. Bardis founded it in 1999 and grew it into one of the largest healthcare group purchasing organizations. He oversaw the firm's diversification into other areas, like revenue-cycle services, for hospital and health system clients.

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