50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2017
Deputy administrator for innovation and quality,
Dr. Patrick Conway, in his multiple roles, is responsible for overseeing quality of care, innovation and new payment models for the programs providing access to healthcare services for more than 140 Americans, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and the health insurance marketplace. Conway is also director of the CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The CMMI is the agency's learning lab, charged with testing new payment and delivery models, including accountable care approaches, bundled-payment programs and medical-home models. Before joining the CMS in 2011, Conway was director of hospital medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as well as an associate professor of medicine.