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Arnie Milstein, MD

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Arnie Milstein is the Medical Director at PBGH and the National Health Care Thought Leader at William Mercer. His work focuses on improving managed care programs for large purchasers and government. Recently, Dr. Milstein was appointed a tenured Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where he will establish a new research center dedicated to accelerating innovations in health care delivery.

Dr. Milstein's 40 book chapters and published articles have centered on managed care program design. A member of NCQA's national committee to develop HEDIS and the Performance Measures Coordinating Committee, Business Insurance magazine selected him as "one of the 20 people who has made a difference in employee benefits management in the past 20 years." The New England Journal of Medicine's series on employer sponsored health insurance described him as a "pioneer" in employer efforts to advance quality.

In October 2006 Dr. Milstein was elected to the Institute of Medicine. He recently completed two terms on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Since January 2002, Dr. Milstein has also served on the Strategic Advisory Council of the National Quality Forum (NQF).

Dr. Milstein holds a medical degree from Tufts University and a master's degree in health services planning from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and a Worldwide Partner at Mercer.


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