Mr. Paul Konka

Special Assistant, Health Resources and Services Administration

Paul Konka was asked to leave retirement and serve as a Special Assistant at the HRSA, where he is part of the Program Integrity team that is designing an audit strategy for the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund. He is a retired Navy Captain (O-6) as well as having retired from the Federal Government after serving in five separate agencies, the last being the HHS, where he was one of the key individuals at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, overseeing the Medicare Administrative Contractors. He served as a Contracting Officer’s Representative on the National Disaster Medical System contract, which reimbursed definitive medical care (medical treatment or services beyond emergency medical care) provided to patients who were victims of declared disasters or public health emergencies. As a Supervisory Accountant at CMS, he was responsible for its financial statements and the internal controls of the agency. He was the Chair of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-123 (Management's Responsibility for Internal Control) Implementation Workgroup for CMS and prepared the CMS Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) Report for several years. He initiated an OMB Circular A-76 (Performance of Commercial Activities) Most Efficient Organization study—a first for CMS. Since leaving CMS he has been a substitute teacher in the Baltimore County Public Schools (kindergarten through twelfth grade) and an adjunct professor with the University of Maryland Global Campus where he teaches business finance and personal finance. Previously he was a professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame. He was also a management consultant with Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and has served as a park ranger at Crater Lake National Park. He has earned the following degrees: BA (History) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MBA (Finance and Investments) from the George Washington University, and JD (Law) from the University of Oregon.


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