Matthew Press

Senior Fellow

Matthew Press, MD, MSc

  • Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Matthew Press, MD, MSc is an Associate Professor in General Internal Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. He is an expert in population health management, payment policy, and clinical operations. His experience spans academia, government, and health system leadership. For 6 years, he led Penn Medicine’s Primary Care Service Line, including 2 years as Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. During that time, he built population health management and value-based payment programs, drove strategy, and expanded network size, quality, and efficiency. From 2014-2017, Dr. Press was a member of the senior leadership team at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS, where he helped develop new payment and care delivery models including ACOs, bundled payments, integrated mental health, and medical homes. He has served as government lead of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a national public-private partnership dedicated to healthcare payment reform, and as a member of the AMA RVS Update Committee (RUC). Dr. Press is a practicing primary care physician (general internal medicine) and is engaged in research in the areas of population health, integrated mental health, and payment reform. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs and has been covered by the New York Times and the Associated Press. He received his MD from Brown University and completed his internal medicine residency and the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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