Rob Buchanan

Rob Buchanan, MPP

Senior Consultant

Boston, MA

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(617) 720-7800

Rob Buchanan’s passion for health policy and command of healthcare payment and delivery system reform is a powerful combination for clients working to transforms today’s challenges into tomorrow’s successes.

With 20 years of experience in both 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.

Rob works with states, health plans, Accountable Care Organizations, safety net hospitals, and community-based providers on a variety of projects spanning health policy and program analysis, financial and healthcare cost modeling, and quality measurement. 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.

Before joining HMA, Rob was program director for performance incentives at Mass General Brigham, Massachusetts’ largest integrated healthcare 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 payment models.

During Rob’s tenure with the Massachusetts Medicaid program, he managed key financial components of the Commonwealth’s health reform effort. As budget director for acute, ambulatory care and behavioral health, he played a critical role in developing federal reimbursement strategies and hospital payment methodologies.

Rob also served on the board of trustees for Cambridge Health Alliance, a safety net hospital system that serves multiple Boston-area communities. In that role, he served as chairperson of several board committees spanning strategic planning, finance, and audit. He provided board-level leadership and guidance on development of the organization’s five-year strategic plan and participated in executive-level recruitment efforts.

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.