Health Care Transformation Task Force Welcomes Clare Wrobel, Director of Payment Reform Models

WASHINGTON (July 6, 2016) – The Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to transform the U.S. health care delivery system to promote value-based, person-centered care, announces the appointment of Clare A. Wrobel as the director of payment reform models, effective immediately.

In this role, Wrobel will lead research, and provide strategic guidance on the evolving landscape of alternate payment models (APMs) and value-based care arrangements. Her work will also include analyzing the practical and technical implications of APMs, and leading discussions to develop new Task Force consensus positions that will help guide transformation of the U.S. health care system.

“I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to join this prominent group of health care leaders working to accelerate the transformation of health care across the country,” said Wrobel. “The Task Force plays a critical function in providing a coordinated industry approach to tackling the toughest issues facing our current system, and I am eager to use my experience to contribute to its valuable work.”

Wrobel brings a wealth of expertise in payment reform to the Task Force, as her previous experience includes managing the day-to-day operations for the State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative, a $1 billion program to design and test state-led models of multi-payer health care delivery and payment transformation. Additionally, as team lead at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), a part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Wrobel provided strategic guidance and insight to leaders across CMS and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to support the goals of SIM.

Before joining CMMI, Wrobel held a variety of positions at HHS. As project manager for the Accelerating Transformation Project, she supported the Secretary of HHS, assisting states’ Medicaid health reform and Affordable Care Act implementation. She also worked as the project officer for the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program, during which she managed $56 million in federal grants and represented HHS to state officials across New England.

“Clare brings extensive industry experience and a vast knowledge of the work being conducted at the federal level to transform health care across the United States,” said Jeff Micklos, executive director of the Task Force. “We are very pleased to have her join us as we work together to align private and public sector efforts to achieve our mission.”

Most recently, Wrobel worked as the director of Population Health Solutions at Myers and Stauffer, LC, where she provided expertise on alternative payment models and interpretation of federal policies, such as Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), state innovation waivers, and Medicaid health IT funding to support health care transformation.

Wrobel holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Michigan’s Honors College.

About Health Care Transformation Task Force

Health Care Transformation Task Force is an industry consortium that brings together patients, payers, providers and purchasers to align private and public sector efforts to clear the way for a sweeping transformation of the U.S. health care system. Our members are committed to rapid, measurable change, both for ourselves and our country. Our members aspire to having 75 percent of our respective businesses operating under value-based payment arrangements by 2020. To learn more, visit www.hcttf.org.  

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