As Chairman of the 180 Board, Darin Gordon has seen first-hand the statewide impact of NAS on families and the finances of the Medicaid program in Tennessee. As the board leader, he is committed to ensuring that 180 Health Partners provides the best possible solution to preventing NAS through medically supervised tapering of opioids and uplifting of pregnant Moms.
Darin is currently the President and CEO of Gordon & Associates, LLC, a national health care consulting company that works with health insurance companies, providers, ancillary providers and other strategic consulting firms focused on serving clients throughout the health care ecosystem. He is a member of the Cressey and Company Distinguished Executive Council. Darin also serves on a variety of healthcare related board of directors and as an advisor to several other health care focused companies.
In his prior role, Darin was the Director of Tennessee’s Medicaid program – TennCare, an $11 billion health care enterprise that provides services to over 1.5 million Tennesseans. Gordon has 20 years of experience in public health care finance, strategy, policy and operations.
Under Gordon’s leadership, the TennCare program had maintained record low cost trends while patient satisfaction scores reached record highs of 95%. During his time there, the program was also nationally recognized for a variety of innovations in managed care and payment and delivery system reform. As the longest-serving Director of TennCare, Gordon has served with both Democrat and Republican Governors.
Gordon’s contributions have extended beyond Tennessee as well. He has also been involved in health care policy and innovation nationally through consultations with over 35 states; in his leadership roles as Vice-President, President and Immediate Past President of the National Association of Medicaid Directors; and his involvement in a variety of National Governors Association, health care related initiatives and task forces. Gordon’s involvement has also extended internationally with consultations with a variety of health officials from other countries.
Gordon is a Fellow of the Medicaid Leadership Institute and a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program, and Board member of Leadership Health Care.