Harold D. Miller

Harold D. Miller is the President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform.

Miller is a recognized national expert on healthcare payment and delivery reform. His overview of healthcare payment systems, Better Ways to Pay for Health Care: A Primer on Healthcare Payment Reform, was published in January 2009 as part of the NRHI Payment Reform Series in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and his paper "From Volume To Value: Better Ways To Pay For Health Care" was published in Health Affairs in September 2009. He also authored the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform's report How to Create Accountable Care Organizations, the Massachusetts Hospital Association's report Creating Accountable Care Organizations in Massachusetts, the American Medical Association's report Pathways for Physician Success Under Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reforms, and the chapter on Health Care Payment Systems in the National Governors Association report Rx for Health Reform: State Roles in Delivery Reform.

In addition to his work with CHQPR, Miller served as President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement from 2008 through early 2013, and he continues to serve as the Strategic Initiatives Consultant to NRHI. He organized NRHI's national summits on health care payment reform in 2007 and 2008. His report Creating Payment Systems to Accelerate Value-Driven Health Care: Issues and Options for Policy Reform was published by the Commonwealth Fund in September, 2007, and and his summary of the recommendations of the 2007 NRHI Payment Reform Summit was published by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation as Incentives for Excellence: Rebuilding the Healthcare Payment System from the Ground Up in September, 2007. His summary of the 2008 Payment Reform Summit From Volume to Value: Transforming Healthcare Payment and Delivery Systems to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs was published in cooperation with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in November, 2008.

Miller also served as the Strategic Initiatives Consultant for the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative from 2006 to 2010; his work with PRHI on how healthcare payment systems impede quality improvement was featured in Modern Healthcare magazine in December, 2007. He designed and is currently leading a multi-year PRHI initiative to reduce preventable hospital admissions and readmissions through improved care for chronic disease patients.

Miller also served as the Facilitator for the Minnesota Health Care Transformation Task Force, which prepared the recommendations that led to passage of Minnesota's path-breaking healthcare reform legislation in May, 2008.

In addition to his leadership of CHQPR, Miller is an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as Associate Dean from 1987 until 1992.

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