Steve Lieberman is a non-resident fellow — economic studies at the Center for Health Policy, Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, Brookings Institution. Lieberman worked for six years at the Congressional Budget Office, serving as the executive associate director, assistant director for health and human resources, and assistant director for long-term modeling. He also worked for 16 years at the Office of Management and Budget, serving as chief of the health financing branch and a (career) assistant director. He also served as deputy executive director for policy at the National Governors Association and as a senior executive managing commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid health maintenance organizations, as well as an academic health center.

Recent Posts by Steven Lieberman

A Billion Here, A Billion There: Selectively Disclosing Actual Generic Drug Prices Would Save Real Money

Selectively disclosing de-identified information on generic ingredient costs would enable health plans to negotiate reduced reimbursements to retail pharmacies for generic drugs.

Looking Backward And Forward: Assessing The CBO/JCT Analysis Of The AHCA

As the administration and House Republicans mull ways to revive the AHCA, it is worthwhile to consider what the CBO report says about the bill, as well as what the reaction to the CBO’s AHCA estimates says about the way the agency’s role in congressional lawmaking has changed.

Stopping Surprise Medical Bills: Federal Action Is Needed

States cannot protect more than half of commercially insured consumers due to an arcane federal law, known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which exempts almost 100 million people in private insurance plans from state regulation because their plans are self-funded by employers.

The BPC Health Care Reform Plan: A Response To Coulam, Feldman, and Dowd

We commend Robert Coulam, Roger Feldman, and Bryan Dowd for bringing attention to competitive bidding in Medicare, a meaningful strategy to constrain health care costs through reducing inefficiencies in the health care system. The authors have made valuable contributions to research in this...

Taking Stock Of Initial Year One Results For Pioneer ACOs

The first year experience of 32 Medicare “Pioneer” Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) suggest five key conclusions, based on the initial results recently released by CMS and information from the participants. First, the ACO concept remains attractive, with 30 of the 32 Pioneers continuing as...

Congratulations … And Now The Real Work On ACOs Begins

Editor’s note: For more on the first round of Medicare Shared Savings Program participants and payment and delivery system reform, see Douglas Hastings’s post. On Tuesday April 10, CMS announced 27 ACOs had begun operating under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), joining...

Pioneer ACOs: Promise And Potential Pitfalls

Editor’s note: See additional posts discussing Pioneer accountable care organizations by Debra Ness and William Kramer and Douglas Hastings. The December 19 announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of 32 Medicare Pioneer ACOs underscores the transition of...

Pioneer ACOs: The Right Direction, But What’s The Goal?

Editor’s Note: The post below discusses the recent announcement regarding accountable care organizations by the Center For Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This is also the topic of another post, by Douglas Hastings, published today on Health Affairs Blog. For large entities that already...

Proposed CMS Regulation Kills ACOs Softly

Editor’s Note:This post is part of a series of Health Affairs Blog posts examining the proposed rule implementing the Medicare Shared Savings Program, issued March 31 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. You can read earlier posts in the series by Mark McClellan and Elliott...