100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Margaret O'Kane, 69
Founder and president, National Committee for Quality Assurance
- Compensation: $771,554 - according to 2015 IRS form 990
- Years on list: 12
O'Kane founded the NCQA in 1990 to build consensus around key healthcare quality issues by working with large employers, policymakers, doctors, patients and health plans to decide what's important, how to measure it and how to promote improvement. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received the Picker Institute Individual Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care, as well as the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.