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Rob Buchanan’s passion for health policy and command of health care payment and delivery system reform is a powerful combination for clients working to transforms today’s challenges into tomorrow’s successes.
With more than a decade of experience in the public and private sectors, Rob takes a pragmatic approach to problem solving. An analytic thinker, he leverages his strengths in stakeholder engagement, strategic decision-making and communications to support client needs.
As a senior consultant, he has worked with states, health plans, safety net hospitals, and community health centers on a variety of projects. He has helped clients design provider incentives to support payment and delivery system reform and guided organizations as they develop integrated and accountable care models encompassing primary care, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports. He also helps states navigate the Affordable Care Act – from analyzing Medicaid enrollment, benefit and cost impacts to health insurance exchange implementation.
Before joining HMA, Rob was program director for performance incentives at Partners Healthcare, Massachusetts’ largest integrated health care delivery system. In that role, he administered a portfolio of quality financial incentives across commercial and public payers. He also provided expert analyses and facilitation to clinical and contracting groups on performance measurement, quality benchmarking, and value-based purchasing.
During Rob’s tenure with the Massachusetts Medicaid program, he managed key financial components of the Commonwealth’s 2006 health reform effort. As budget director for acute, ambulatory care and behavioral health, he played a key role in developing federal reimbursement strategies and hospital payment methodologies.
Rob earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Outside of work, Rob enjoys exploring the back trails of New England, swimming across Walden Pond and spending summer weekends on Cape Cod.