Patrick Conway (CMS)

Member, LAN Guiding Committee

Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)


Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, is a member of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Guiding Committee. He is Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). CMMI is responsible for testing numerous new payment and service delivery models across the nation, including accountable care organizations, bundled payments, primary care medical homes, and state innovation models. Previously, he was Director of Hospital Medicine and Associate Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He was also Assistant Vice President Outcomes Performance where he was responsible for leading measurement, including the electronic health record measures and facilitating improvement of health outcomes across the health care system, including all Divisions and Institutes. He also served as Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. From 2007-2008, he was a White House Fellow assigned to the Office of Secretary in HHS and Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Conway has published articles in journals such as JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and Pediatrics and given national presentations on topics including health care policy, quality of care, comparative effectiveness, hospitalist systems, and quality improvement. He is a practicing pediatric hospitalist and was selected as a Master of Hospital Medicine from the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Conway received the HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and completed a master’s of science degree focused on health services research and clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Conway completed his pediatrics residency at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital Boston, graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, and graduated from Texas A&M University.


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