Sarah Fogler, Ph.D., M.A., joined the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) in February 2021. She is currently serving as the acting director of the Patient Care Models Group (PCMG). The PCMG develops and implements episode-based payment initiatives, including the: Bundled Payments for Care Initiative – Advanced Model, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, Oncology Care Model, Enhancing Oncology Model, Independence at Home Demonstration, and the Intravenous Immunoglobulin Demonstration.
Prior to joining the Innovation Center, she served as the senior director of Population Health and Community Benefit at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In her role, Sarah led primary care transformation efforts, including the implementation of a new behavioral Collaborative Care Program and Complex Care Clinic. She also previously held various leadership positions in the Center for Medicare, leading the policy development and implementation of the Medicare Shared Savings Program. In addition to Medicare fee-for-service payment policy, Sarah has also spent time working on Medicaid long-term care supports and services — namely supporting the Money-Follows-the-Person Grant program and the regulatory development of the Medicaid health homes. Sarah has an M.A. from Boston University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.