Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are comprised of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers working together to provide coordinated, high quality care to Medicare patients.
- Learning collaboratives
- Accountable care
- Payment reform
- Patient engagement
- Care Delivery Systems
- Medicaid and CHIP
Craig Schneider is a leader in promoting accountable care, developing and implementing payment reform strategies, and engaging stakeholders across the health care system to improve consumer engagement, efficiency, and quality. Schneider has a leading role in health research with broad implications for today's health care policy issues.
He is currently project director of the Learning Systems for Accountable Care Organizations project for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a knowledge diffusion initiatve central to the Afrordable Care Act. He is the deputy project director for Minimizing Disclosure Risk in the Health and Human Services Open Data Initiatives for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and was task leader for the Community-Based Care Transitions Program project for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Schneider previously served as director of health care policy at the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC), a nonprofit organization that promotes health information technology and health information exchange. At MDHC, Schneider oversaw knowledge-sharing activities such as conferences, co-chaired multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Chief Information Officers Forum, and led other collaborative projects on critical health information technology issues. In a career spanning more than a decade at CMS, Schneider served as manager of New England's regional provider reimbursement branch and project officer for quality improvement organizations in several eastern states, among other positions.
The author of many professional papers and presentations, Schneider holds a Ph.D. in health policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and an MBA in public management from Boston University. Among his many professional activities and appointments, he is on the adjunct faculty of Northeastern University Health Informatics Program, and a member of the board of directors and chairman of the program committee of the National Association of Health Data Organizations. He is also a member of the steering committee on the State Action on Avoidable Readmissions for Massachusetts.