Medicare Payment Reform: Lessons Learned and Considerations for the Future


Michael Chernew, Ph.D.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Chairman

Mai Pham, M.D., MPH
Institute for Exceptional Care, President

Jennifer Podulka, MPA
Health Management Associates, Senior Consultant

Experts and Analysts

Fred Bentley
Avalere Health, Managing Director

James Capretta, MPP
American Enterprise Institute, Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair

Grecia Marrufo, Ph.D.
The Lewin Group, Senior Vice President

Kristi Martin, M.A., MPA
Highway 136 Consulting, Principal

Amol Navathe, M.D., Ph.D.
Healthcare Transformation Institute, Co-director
University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Associate Director

James Paluskiewicz,
Alston and Bird, Senior Policy Advisor

Chris Pope, Ph.D.
Manhattan Institute, Senior Fellow

Robert Saunders, Ph.D.
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Research Director, Payment and Delivery System Reform

Hemi Tewarson, J.D., MPH
National Academy for State Health Policy, President and Executive Director

Cori Uccello, MAAA, FSA, MPP
American Academy of Actuaries, Senior Health Fellow


Amy Bassano, M.A.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Deputy Director

Jonathan Blum, MPP
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Principal Deputy Administrator

Meena Seshamani, M.D., Ph.D.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Director, Center for Medicare


Christine Aguiar Lynch, MPH
Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), Vice President for Medicare and MLTSS Policy

Todd Askew
American Medical Association, Senior Vice President, Advocacy

Robin Goarcke
Better Medicare Alliance, Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer

Leigh Purvis, MPA
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Director, Health Services Research, Public Policy Institute

Ashley Thompson
American Hospital Association, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Analysis and Development

Jeanette Thornton, MPA
America’s Health Insurance Plans, Senior Vice President, Product, Employer, and Commercial Policy

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