Advising Rx and Health Plan Clients
Jeff is an expert advisor helping clients understand and formulate successful market access and reimbursement strategies. His experience spans working for Congress, life science innovators, as well as a range of payors and providers. Over his three decades in Washington, he has built and managed communications, government relations and regulatory policy organizations that have successfully addressed complex public policy issues that cross multiple constituencies. His fluency in understanding the big picture as well as the technical expertise in nuanced reimbursement and coverage policy and politics is demonstrated by his often sought out views. He frequently is asked to serve as a keynote speaker and panelist at conferences or is a “go to” opinion leader in the healthcare media space.
One of the largest growth areas in healthcare has been in the public payor space – specifically Medicaid and Medicare. As the former CEO and President of the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), Jeff was at ground zero during the massive expansion of this program and the overwhelming shift to managed care organizations (MCOs) and the resulting federal and state regulations. During his five-year tenure, his efforts with MHPA propelled the trade association to become a top influencer with government regulators, Congress and the media while representing companies taking full risk in populations as diverse as children, the working poor, and intellectually and physically disabled citizens.
He has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and a BA in International Relations and Psychology from Rhodes College.
- Medicaid managed care
- Pharmaceutical market access strategy
- Pharmaceutical regulatory analysis