Dr. Farzad Mostashari
The former national coordinator for health IT now leads one of the most successful efforts in pushing primary-care doctors toward value-based arrangements. Founded in 2014, Aledade operates 39 accountable care organizations in 27 states, managing more than $7.5 billion in healthcare spending. In 2018, the most recent reporting year, Aledade saved Medicare $69 million. During the pandemic, Mostashari has been a prominent figure discussing the need to not only shore up primary-care practices, but advance payment reforms.