Len Nichols became the Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics and a Professor of Health Policy at George Mason University in March of 2010. He plans to continue the work began he began at the New America Foundation, bridging the worlds of health economics and health services research for health system stakeholders and clinical leaders, elected and appointed policy officials and journalists. He founded and directed Health CEOs for Health Reform, a group that was pivotal in helping policy makers see that delivery system reform and health insurance reform are necessary and feasible complements.
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Because of his reputation as an honest and knowledgeable health policy analyst, he is frequently interviewed and quoted by major media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, National Public Radio, Lehrer News Hour, the British Broadcasting Service, NBC Nightly News, ABC News Tonight, and CBS Evening News. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1980.
Healthcare Reform: where are we now, where are we going?
What are the economic forces that compel us to consider comprehensive health reform once again? What would reform legislation actually DO? What is the reform debate, and our political gridlock, really about? How will national reform, or the failure of it, affect hospitals in 2011 and beyond? Dr. Nichols will answer these questions and your own.
Has your organization considered how to implement Delivery System Reform, whether the healthcare reform bill has passed or not? Bill or no bill, we WILL be doing payment reform in some fashion. Len Nichols addresses the issue in his presentation on reform implementation, challenges and opportunities.