Iyah K. Romm is Vice President for Clinical Operations and Transformation at Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), a Massachusetts nonprofit health plan and integrated care delivery system created to provide high quality care to people with complex health needs. CCA manages over 800 million dollars annually to care for more than 17,500 individuals who, by virtue of being over 65 and low income or disabled and low income, are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Since joining CCA in early 2016, Iyah has helped guide the expansion and evolution of CCA’s next-generation Model of Care (a sustainable and fully integrated model for the delivery of high quality patient-centered health care services); implemented improved systems, policies, and organizational capacity; stayed in touch with the ever-changing needs of CCA’s members and the ongoing development of its top talent; and partnered with industry leaders to seek out and craft pioneering advances in healthcare delivery design, informatics, and advanced analytics tools. Iyah came to CCA from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), where he was Director of Policy for Care Delivery Innovation and Investment. One of its founding senior leaders, Iyah led HPC’s efforts to leverage investments to increase community-based care delivery, improve efficiencies, and promote effective allocation of health care resources. He played a prominent role crafting accountable care policies; overseeing all aspects of key operations and strategy activities designed to develop sound health program guidelines and implement care delivery reforms. Prior to joining HPC in 2013, Iyah held various leadership roles at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) where his myriad responsibilities ranged from managing complex multi-agency initiatives to advancing the DPH policy agenda and developing implementation strategies for putting Massachusetts Health Care Reform and related legislation into practice. Iyah previously spent time in operations roles in health care delivery organizations and post-earthquake Haiti. He holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Policy from Brandeis University and attended Boston University School of Medicine.
Recent Posts by Iyah Romm
As currently structured, most ACOs contain a serious flaw: the vast majority of ACO financing structures, including most of those promoted by CMS and state Medicaid programs, carve out the largest drivers of health: social, environmental, and community factors.