Tim is a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the former Chief of Staff and Director of Delivery System Reform at CMS, where he led the agency’s work on drug spending issues, significant elements of the agency’s implementation of the new physician payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, creation of new payment models, and other topics. He was previously a senior adviser for health care policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he was responsible for coordinating administration activities in health care delivery system reform. Before joining DPC he was a senior professional staff member for Ranking Member Henry Waxman at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, responsible for drafting and collaborating to develop elements of the Affordable Care Act. Tim began his career in Washington at the at the Congressional Budget Office, where he led analysis of major budget legislation affecting Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal programs. Tim holds Masters degrees in Public Policy and Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan (2004) and a B.A. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University (2000).


Recent Posts by Tim Gronniger

How Should The Trump Administration Handle Medicare’s New Bundled Payment Programs?

HHS has several options for addressing Secretary Price’s prior objections to the hospital-at-risk structure of the CJR and EPM models that could maintain the integrity of these payment reform initiatives. However, the Department does not have a good alternative to the mandatory structure used...

April 10, 2017Costs and Spending, Medicare, Quality

MACRA: New Opportunities For Medicare Providers Through Innovative Payment Systems (Updated)

Today, CMS released a Request for Information related to new provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA): Merit-based Incentive Payment System, Alternative Payment Models, and a physician-focused payment model. Comments are due within 30 days.