Chris Dawe, Director, Delivery System Reform, US Department of Health & Human Services
Chris Dawe is the Director of Delivery System Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Health Reform, where he supports the implementation of the elements of the Affordable Care Act that seek to foster the delivery of higher quality, more affordable healthcare. Before joining the Administration, Mr. Dawe served as a Professional Staff Member at the Senate Finance Committee for Chairman Max Baucus of Montana. During his tenure at the Finance Committee, Mr. Dawe was responsible for issues relating to Medicare payment for physicians and other health professionals, health information technology, patient-centered outcomes research, and care coordination and quality improvement, including the creation of key elements of the Affordable Care and HITECH Acts such as Accountable Care Organizations, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and Meaningful Use standards and incentives. Prior to joining the Finance Committee, Mr. Dawe served as the senior health policy advisor to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.
Prior to serving in the Senate, Mr. Dawe was Legislative Analyst at Jennings Policy Strategies, a health care policy consulting firm led by Chris Jennings, President Clinton’s former senior health advisor. While at Jennings Policy Strategies, Mr. Dawe served in 2006 as the Deputy Director for Global Health at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Before coming to Washington, Mr. Dawe was a Market Analyst at Partners Health Care system, Massachusetts’ largest hospital and physician network. Mr. Dawe hails from Dighton, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Bowdoin College.