100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Patrick Conway, 42
Deputy administrator; chief medical officer, CMS
- Compensation: $247,455 - according to 2015 FedsDataCenter.com
- Years on list: 3
Now in his sixth year at the CMS, Conway has spent a lot of his time recently defending proposals that have irked politicians and physicians alike. In his dual role of chief medical officer and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, he has been frequently called to the Hill to explain the controversial push to change Medicare reimbursement for outpatient drugs and has frequently spoken to physician groups about the upcoming Medicare payment reform known as MACRA.