Don serves as FAH’s liaison to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). In addition, Don supports FAH policy and legislative initiatives on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, managed care and quality. Don staffs the Federation’s Medicaid and Managed Care Committee, Health Finance Steering Committee and Pharmacy Taskforce.
Prior to serving at the Federation, Don served as executive vice president, payment and health care delivery policy at the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) where he led advocacy efforts on Medicare and health care delivery policy. He played a key role in shaping AdvaMed’s policy development and led the organization’s advocacy research. Don also served as managing director with the Farragut Square Group, where he led FSG’s health care facilities research in 2012. Additionally, Don worked for 12 years at the American Hospital Association, leading AHA’s policy development activities for Medicare and Medicaid payment. Don was also a senior manager with The Lewin Group conducting health policy analysis and consulting and began his professional experience as a health services policy analyst and assistant administrator for the Ohio Medicaid hospital payment program.
He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio University and a master of public administration degree from The Ohio State University.
Don serves on the board of Heart Valve Voice, an organization supporting patients who need and have received heart valve replacement.