2023 Hospital @ Home Leadership Summit Speaker Bio
Lee Fleisher, MD, Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania; Former Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (2020-2023), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Lee A. Fleisher, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He also serves as a Senior Advisor of the Bipartisan Policy Center and FasterCures of the Milken Institute, Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Visiting Fellow of the Duke-Margolis Center. From 2004 through July 2020, he was the Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. From July 2020-July 2023, he was the Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In this capacity, he was responsible for executing all national clinical, quality, and safety standards for healthcare facilities and providers, as well as establishing coverage determinations for items and services that improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries. He led the team which stood up the CMS waiver for Hospital at Home and was senior author on the recent report of the results in JAMA Health Forum. In 2007, he was elected to membership of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and served on Committees including the Board of Health Services of the NAM.
GENERAL SESSION 5
Acute Hospital Care at Home, Now and Next: Perspectives from the Former CMS Chief Medical Officer
In November 2020, during an acute surge in COVID-19 cases, the hospital-at-home waiver was stood up by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and launched the Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCAH) initiative to address the COVID-19 public health emergency and concerns about hospital bed capacity. This session will discuss the most recent data available from CMS. The CMS AHCAH initiative was extended through December 31, 2024 in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. The law requires hospitals to provide additional data to CMS to monitor the quality of care, and for CMS to undertake a comprehensive study which will be discussed. Join former CMS Chief Medical Officer, Lee Fleisher for insights into the history of the waiver and how health systems can prepare for what may be coming next.