Catalyst for Payment Reform Names D’Andrea as Executive Director

July 18, 2023
Healthcare industry veteran most recently served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Healthworx, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield’s innovation and investment arm

The Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) has named healthcare industry veteran Guy D’Andrea as its next executive director.

CPR is a national, independent, nonprofit organization with a mission to catalyze employers, public purchasers, and others to implement strategies that produce higher-value health care and improve the functioning of the health care marketplace. It recently published a white paper with policy recommendations to help more state governments develop their paths to place downward pressure on commercial healthcare prices.

D’Andrea founded consulting firm Discern Health in 2004, providing value-based care strategy and policy solutions to life sciences companies, health insurers, government, and nonprofit agencies, including The Leapfrog Group and CPR. He sold Discern to Real Chemistry in 2020. He most recently served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Healthworx, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield’s innovation and investment arm and has also worked for America’s Health Insurance Plans and URAC.

“I’ve spent my career working with clients and partners to improve health system performance through innovative measures and payment models,” said D’Andrea, in a statement. “For over a decade, CPR has been an important voice in the drive toward better healthcare value, and I look forward to continuing this work on behalf of its members. Much work remains to be done, and CPR’s leadership and creativity will continue to be critical in the coming years. CPR is ready to collaborate with stakeholders across the health care spectrum to advance quality and value.”

D’Andrea succeeds CPR’s founding Executive Director Suzanne Delbanco, who moved to a part-time role as a strategic advisor in February. Andréa Caballero and Ryan Olmstead will continue to serve as CPR’s interim co-executive directors until D’Andrea’s start date on Aug. 28.

“Guy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in value-based care, payment reform strategy, quality assessment and policy and will quickly hit the ground running to lead CPR,” said Robert Galvin, M.D., CPR’s founder and board chair, in a statement. “His skill set combining a deep understanding of the policy and the purchaser spaces, along with his track record of success in growing a successful company, will position CPR ideally to continue to drive innovative change.”

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