Stephen is a program manager specializing in efforts to reduce expenditures for Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and uninsured beneficiaries while maintaining high-quality care. In addition, he serves as project lead for a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ report to Congress regarding the availability of benefits designed to prevent or treat substance use disorders.
Stephen joined LMI after four years as a social science research analyst and model lead at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), where he directed the creation of the ACO Investment Model and led the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model. In this role, he managed the model operations, including policy development, IT requirements, contractor work plans, communications materials, and operational timelines. Before CMMI, he served as a health policy associate for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, focused on reforming the Medicare physician payment system.
Stephen holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor of arts in economics and political science from the University of Michigan.