Amy Bassano, M.A., is a senior executive and nationally recognized health policy expert with more than 20 years of experience developing organizational vision and strategic plans, designing, and implementing payment systems, and driving change in the healthcare delivery system. She joins HMA as managing director of Medicare services after serving as the deputy director for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As senior executive at the CMMI, she oversaw the development and implementation of value-based purchasing models for both Medicare and Medicaid including accountable care organizations, bundled payment programs, and specialty initiatives in oncology, kidney care, prescription drugs, state-based models and dual eligibles. Additionally, she collaborated with states, health plans, purchasers, and international organizations to lead the national and international movement to value in healthcare. In her more than 15 years at CMS, she served in various Medicare leadership roles including as director of the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group. In that role she developed and implemented hospital, physician, Part B prescription drugs, clinical laboratory, and other acute care payment policies, oversaw regulatory and sub-regulatory requirements for these providers and suppliers. She also led implementation of multiple major pieces of legislation including the Affordable Care Act for the payment systems in the policy group. She previously served as director of the divisions of Practitioner Services and Ambulatory Services and in the Office of Management and Budget. Amy earned a Master of Policy Studies from John Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Tufts University.
Parinda Khatri, Ph.D., is chief executive officer at Cherokee Health Systems (CHS). CHS is a Federally Qualified Health Center and licensed Community Mental Health Center that provides comprehensive primary care, behavioral health, dental, and outreach services to over 70,000 people in Tennessee. With 21 clinics and over 30 outreach sites in urban and rural areas of the state, CHS serves diverse communities, including rural Appalachian, inner-city/urban, Refugee and New American populations, and has HRSA-funded designations to care for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, and residents of public housing. CHS’ commitment to high quality, innovative, and patient-centered care has been recognized by awards from HRSA, NCQA, and the National Center for Primary Care. CHS is a national leader in the integration of primary care and behavioral health and provides consultation and technical assistance to healthcare organizations and professionals across the country. CHS is also an Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in Tennessee, and a noted leader in training and education of health professionals in community health. Prior to her role as CEO, Dr. Khatri served as chief clinical officer at CHS, where she provided oversight and guidance on clinical quality, program development and management, workforce development, clinical research, and clinical operations for blended primary care and behavioral health services within the organization. She has been principal investigator of several research and education programs at CHS, including the NIH funded All of Us Research Program and Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. Dr. Khatri also actively participates in health policy, advocacy, and consultation at the national level. She is past president and board member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) and was appointed to the HRSA Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary and Community-Based Linkages by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2017-2021. She is involved as an advisor and consultant in a number of state and national initiatives and programs, including the Advancing Behavioral Health Equity initiative through the Center for Care Innovations, Advisory Council for the National Integration Academy for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Board of Directors for Advocates for Community Health (ACH), and Clinical Advisory Boards for Amerigroup and BlueCare of Tennessee.
Harold Alan Pincus, M.D., is vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of Quality and Outcomes Research at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Director of Columbia’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Pincus also serves as a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation. Previously he was director of the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute and executive vice chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, where he still maintains an adjunct professorship. He is the national director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program (funded by Atlantic Philanthropies), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Program on Depression in Primary Care: Linking Clinical and Systems Strategies and the John A. Hartford Foundation’s national program on Building Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research Centers. Dr. Pincus has also served as the deputy medical director of the American Psychiatric Association and the founding director of APA’s Office of Research and Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education. Prior to joining the APA, he was the special assistant to the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Reginald D. Williams II (Reggie) joined the Commonwealth Fund in 2020 as the vice president of the International Health Policy and Practice Innovations program. In this role, he is responsible for fostering international dialogue, exchange, and education that enables U.S. policy makers and healthcare leaders to learn from cross-national experiences. He is responsible for the organization’s international benchmarking activities, its international research and policy analysis, and the educational exchanges it conducts with key international partners. Critical to all activities is the cultivation of a robust international network of senior policy makers and healthcare leaders, including The Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice. Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Williams was at Avalere Health, a consulting firm dedicated to improving healthcare, where he served as managing director focusing on health care delivery innovation and digital health. During his 15 years at Avalere, Reggie led the firm’s Evidence-Based Medicine Policy practice and several other practice groups, including managing the firm’s Tel Aviv operations, and helping to build a network of consulting firms from around the world with whom Avalere could collaborate. Prior to joining Avalere, Reggie was a member of the health policy team at the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). He serves on the board of directors of Mental Health America, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives. Reggie earned an AB in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University.
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