Dr. Mark McClellan serves as Co-chair of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’s Guiding Committee. He is Robert Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy at Duke University and the Director of the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. Previously he was senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiatives at the Brookings Institution. A doctor and economist, he also has a distinguished record in public service and in academic research. Dr. McClellan is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he developed and implemented major reforms in health policy. He is also a former professor of economics with tenure at Stanford University.


Recent Posts by Mark McClellan

Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017

Since the first quarter of 2016, 138 new ACOs began operation, and 46 ACOs dropped their accountable care contracts, representing 11 percent growth.

Market Momentum, Spillover Effects, And Evidence-Based Decision Making On Payment Reform

With so many diverse reforms taking place, how is it possible to generate the evidence needed for informed decision making about payment reforms for the future?

Evidence on Payment Reform: Where Are The Gaps?

The US health care system is transforming how it pays for and delivers care. However, the transition to new models is not easy. Initial results on the impact of payment reforms found large gaps in evidence for state and commercial-based payment reforms.

The Health Care Payment Learning And Action Network: Supporting Effective Action On Alternative Payment Models

Key LAN participants explain that its framework is a guide for aligning payment with higher-value approaches to care, not a one-size–fits-all march to capitated payment. The authors discuss commentary on the framework by Robert Berenson and colleagues and elaborate on the LAN’s goals and activities.

Medicare Accountable Care Organization Results For 2015: The Journey To Better Quality And Lower Costs Continues

Based on new CMS results, overall, 31 percent of the MSSP and Pioneer ACOs received shared savings bonuses for their 2015 performance, an increase over the 27 percent that earned a bonus in 2014.

The Roadmap To Physician Payment Reform: What It Will Take for All Clinicians to Succeed under MACRA

How the MACRA legislation is implemented will have a major impact not only on clinician payment but also on further developments in health care organizations, the way that they deliver care, and potentially the cost of care.

Accountable Care Organizations In 2016: Private And Public-Sector Growth And Dispersion

As of the end of January 2016, Leavitt Partners, in partnership with the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, has identified 838 active Accountable Care Organizations. Growth has continued to vary across the country and across public and private health insurance programs, with significant...

Paying Providers For Value: The Path Forward (Update)

The release of the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework White Paper is an important milestone in the progress towards driving new and innovative health care payment models that promise to improve the quality and value of health care.

Medicare ACOs Continue To Show Care Improvements — And More Savings Are Possible

This August, CMS released financial and quality performance data for its Pioneer and Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs. We provide further analysis of the latest Pioneer and MSSP results and then discuss some implications for the future of Medicare’s accountable-care programs.

The Revised Medicare ACO Program: More Options … And More Work Ahead

On June 4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, one of CMS' accountable care organization initiatives. We review the primary elements of the rule in the context of several major themes.