Associate Professor of Health Policy and Medicine and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania
Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Medicine and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Vice Chairman and Commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a non-partisan agency that advises the US Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicare on Medicare policy. He is also a co-founder of Embedded Healthcare (now Clarify Health), a health care technology company that brings behavioral economics solutions to improving affordability and quality. Dr. Navathe is a leading scholar on payment model design and evaluation, particularly bundled payments. His scholarship is unique because of its bi-directional translation between basic scientific discovery and real-world practice, including focus on: (1) the impact of value-based care and payment models, such as cardiac bundles, on health care value; (2) financial and non-financial incentive design, including applications of behavioral economics, to drive clinician practice change; and (3) a mix of pragmatic clinical trials and observational data analyses. Current projects include design and evaluation of primary care payment and specialty bundles models, optimal use of performance feedback (e.g., to decrease opioid prescribing), and applying predictive models to drive behavior change. Dr. Navathe completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his post-graduate medical training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He obtained his PhD in Health Care Management and Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.