LDI/Wharton MBA Health Care Club Health Policy Seminar with Jonathan Blum

LDI/Wharton MBA Health Care Club Health Policy Seminar with Jonathan Blum

"Delivery System Transformation: What I Wish I Knew Eight Years Ago"

Jonathan (Jon) Blum is the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which provides health care coverage in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.  Jon has responsibility for overseeing CareFirst’s nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home program.  He also oversees CareFirst’s medical and care coordination policies, pharmacy policies, and provider networks.

From 2009-2014, Jon served in senior leadership positions  at the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), serving most recently as the agency’s Principal Deputy Administrator.  He spent the majority of his time at CMS as its policy and operations director of the Medicare program, overseeing the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans (Medicare Advantage), and the Medicare prescription drug program (Medicare Part D).  The Medicare program experienced its longest sustained period of cost-control during Jon’s tenure.

Prior to CMS, Jon worked as a program analyst at the Office of Management and Budget, focusing on the Medicare program.  He served on the professional staff of the Senate Finance Committee, advising its prior chairman, Senator Max Baucus, on prescription drug and Medicare Advantage policies during the development of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.  He was also a Vice President at the health care advisory services firm, Avalere Health, overseeing its Medicaid and Long-Term Care Practice.

Jon holds a Master's degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.  He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife and daughter.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Sponsored by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund