Craig Schneider has been a leader in developing and implementing payment reform strategies and engaging stakeholders across the healthcare system to improve care and value for nearly 30 years. His work is centered in consumer engagement and promoting efficiency and quality and he is experienced in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sectors.
In recent years he has led several learning and diffusion projects for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center including the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport Learning System; the Accountable Health Communities (connecting clinical care to social determinants of health) Implementation, Monitoring, and Learning Systems project; and the Learning Systems for Accountable Care Organizations contract.
In addition, Craig has also served as an implementation researcher for the Health Care Innovation Awards at two sites –one focused on palliative care and the other on care for advanced kidney disease. Previously, as director of healthcare policy at the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, he co-chaired the Chief Information Officers Forum and several learning collaboratives comprised of payers, providers, purchasers, government officials, and advocacy organizations to address challenges such as payment reform, electronic health record implementation, care transitions, health information exchange, and quality reporting.
Dr. Schneider also worked at the CMS Boston Regional Office for 14 years on provider reimbursement, quality improvement, beneficiary services and outreach, and healthcare reform. Based upon this diverse experience, Dr. Schneider was selected as the CMS liaison to the Bridges to Excellence and Prometheus private sector pay-for-performance initiatives. He joined CMS as a presidential management fellow and in this role worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy on President Clinton’s healthcare reform legislation.
He is active in the national organization and New England chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and is co-chair of the National Association of Health Data Organizations Program Committee. He earned a doctorate in Health Policy from the Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy. Additionally, he earned a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in English, both from Boston University.