Rob is a practice manager with the Health Care Advisory Board and leads the Advisory Board's research on accountable payment strategy. His knowledge spans a range of topics, including:
- Major industry trends
- Medicare payment innovation
- Bundled payment programs
- ACO programs
- Hospital-physician partnership models
The author of 12 research publications, Rob also directs the Medicare Payment Innovation Project, and is the principal writer of the project’s blog, Toward Accountable Payment. He has presented more than 50 webconferences, including analysis of breaking news such as the Supreme Court ruling on the ACA, the 2012 general election, and the release of the Medicare Shared Savings Program final rule. He also recently led the Advisory Board's inaugural National Population Health Symposium.
Rob dedicates a substantial portion of his time working directly with leading hospital members on location, educating leadership teams and boards about major market developments and the implications for provider strategy. He has presented at more than 100 hospitals to date, and has also spoken at numerous industry conferences, including he HIMSS annual conference, the National Bundled Payment Summit, and various state hospital association conferences.
Rob's interest in improving health care extends beyond his work at the Advisory Board. He serves on the Board of Directors of Community of Hope, a federally qualified health center and comprehensive service provider for families in need across Washington, D.C.
Before joining the Advisory Board in 2006, Rob served as an analyst in the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner for the state of Rhode Island, where he studied the impact of state health insurance legislation. Previously, Rob served as a home health care consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, where he was published on the migration of medical devices into the home environment.
Rob graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and American institutions.
See Rob's Work
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