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Dr. Michael Barr, NCQA

NCQA names Barr executive VP

By Rachel Landen
Posted: April 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm ET

Dr. Michael Barr will become executive VP for the National Committee for Quality Assurance May 27.

In his new role, Barr, 53, will lead the not-for-profit's efforts to promote delivery system reform and performance measurement, research, analysis and consulting work. He joins the NCQA from the American College of Physicians, where he served as senior VP of the division of medical practice. During that time, he was part of the NCQA's patient-centered medical home advisory committee, which helps guide the organization's recognition program.

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“Michael has a remarkable record as a clinician, an executive and a collaborator in the development of innovative care models,” NCQA President Margaret O’Kane said in a news release. “His leadership in advancing the patient-centered medical home is a tremendous contribution, and he makes a terrific addition to our team.”

Barr’s previous experience also includes time as chief medical officer of the Baltimore Medical System; physician director of medical management programs and physician manager of the division of general internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville; and chief of internal medicine at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga. Barr also currently holds part-time faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University.

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