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We are Healthsperien

We work with Fortune 500, community-based, and national, not-for-profit organizations.

We operate at the intersection of public policy, business, analytics, and strategic relationships and coalition engagement. We bring a “system” perspective to our work and specialize in payment and delivery models, legislative and regulatory issues facing Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers, and emerging trends in value-based payment.

The firm is led by Founder Tom Koutsoumpas, who has decades of experience as a leader in the health care field and is a national expert on health system transformation with a special emphasis on advanced illness and hospice. Managing Partners Andrew MacPherson and Ray Quintero, as well as Senior Partner and President of Healthsperien X, Jeanne De Sa, and Partner Eddie Garcia round out the leadership team with decades of substantive health care industry, government, association and policy experience and expertise on a wide variety of issues. Our broader team includes 15 additional talented individuals with varied and complementary backgrounds in law, public policy, business, economics, public health, operations and strategic communication.

Together, we believe in the importance of innovation and partnerships in shaping a future health care system that addresses the goals of improved access, lower costs and high-quality care, especially for those most vulnerable.

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Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Andrew MacPherson

Managing Partner

Andrew MacPherson is a Managing Partner at Healthsperien, LLC, with nearly two decades of health care legislative and regulatory policy and political experience. As Managing Partner, Andrew leads a team of experts who specialize in developing in-depth legislative and regulatory policy strategies, analyses, and strategic advocacy and communications for a wide-range of health care organizations, including Fortune 100 businesses, national health plans, professional associations, issue-based coalitions, and not-for-profit providers.

Andrew has a special emphasis and regularly speaks to national audiences on policy and political issues related to person-centered health care delivery transformation, including the crisis of social isolation and loneliness in the U.S., value-based insurance design (V-BID), and person-centered advanced illness and end-of-life care delivery. Andrew has been featured in variety of national media outlets on a range of health policy issues, including The Washington Post, Health Affairs, InsideHealthPolicy, Home Health Care News, and National Public Radio.

Prior to launching Healthsperien in 2012, Andrew was Founder and Principal of MacPherson Strategic, Inc., a health care policy, legislative strategy, and communications consulting firm. MacPherson Strategic served a diverse set of health care stakeholder clients, including consumer groups, broad-based advocacy coalitions, innovative health care start-ups, and the large public sector health care purchasers.

Prior to founding MacPherson Strategic, Andrew served as Director of Government Affairs at Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc. (JPS), a nationally recognized health policy consulting firm led by Chris Jennings, Former Senior Health Care Advisor to President Barack Obama and previously to President Bill Clinton. From 2007-2013, Andrew staffed a wide variety of client and pro bono initiatives in the policy, political, and communications arenas with JPS, Inc., including the Obama for America and Hillary Clinton for President presidential campaigns, the Bipartisan Policy Center health reform project with former Majority Leaders Baker, Daschle, Dole and Mitchell, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

From 2001-2006, Andrew worked for a range of policy and political organizations and elected officials, including the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the Democratic Governors’ Association, the Vermont Democratic Party, and Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, Inc., a market research and strategic communications consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.

Originally from Vermont, Andrew received a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University in May 2005.

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA);
  • Quality and value-based purchasing
  • Medicare Advantage;
  • Medicaid, including managed long-term services and supports;
  • Prescription drug coverage and pharmaceutical issues;
  • Long-term care;
  • Chronic care management;
  • Palliative and hospice care;
  • Public and private insurance coverage protections and expansions.

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

  • Member, Public Policy Council, American Society on Aging
  • Board Member, National POLST Paradigm
  • Board Member, Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network
  • Board Member, American Society on Aging Generations
  • Founder & Co-Director, Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness
  • Co-Director, Smarter Health Care Coalition
  • Senior Advisor, National Partnership for Hospice Innovation
  • Senior Advisor, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
  • Advisor, End Well: Design for the End of Life Experience
Ray Quintero

Managing Partner

Ray Quintero is a Managing Partner at Healthsperien, LLC, with nearly two decades in health care public policy, legislative, regulatory, grassroots advocacy, communications and political experience. As Managing Partner, Ray leads a team of experts who specialize in developing in-depth legislative and regulatory policy strategies, analyses, and strategic advocacy and communications for a wide-range of health care organizations, including Fortune 100 businesses, national health plans, professional associations, issue-based coalitions, and not-for-profit providers.

Through Ray’s work, he has led and been actively involved in numerous multi-stakeholder coalitions aimed at improving our nation’s health care delivery and financing systems. Ray has a special emphasis on policy, business strategy, and political issues related to delivery system reform and stakeholder engagement to advance clients deep and wide-ranging objectives spanning the care and management spectrum, including patients, providers, educators, payers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Prior to joining Healthsperien, Ray served as Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. As part of the senior leadership team, he managed a professional team while leading and executing the overall strategic vision of the AOA’s national membership organization, representing nearly 130,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students. Ray oversaw the AOA’s diverse Federal & State government relations program, including the legislative, regulatory, advocacy, and political operations of the organization. Shaping the Association’s message, he frequently was an on-the-record spokesperson commenting on various aspects of the health care industry.

During his tenure at the AOA, he led the association’s efforts on many issues, including Medicare physician payment, medical liability reform, graduate medical education, delivery system reform, and efforts to implement new payment models for physicians under both public and private systems.

His government relations background also includes positions at Merck Pharmaceuticals, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). As well, Ray provided grassroots and public affairs counsel to a range of health care clients while serving as Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Seven Twenty Strategies. Ray began his career in health care government relations as a policy advisor in the Health and Life Sciences practice of B&D Consulting.

A native of Arizona, Ray received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona, where he served as Student Body President and on the Arizona Alumni Association Board.

  • Delivery system reform;
  • Alternative Payment Models (APMs)’;
  • Quality Payment Program (QPP) – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS);
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA);
  • Physician payment;
  • Quality and value-based purchasing;
  • Medicare;
  • Medicaid;
  • Graduate medical education;
  • Pharmaceutical issues;
  • Long-term care;
  • Chronic care management;
  • Palliative care and hospice;
  • Public and private insurance coverage expansions.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Steering Committee Member, National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Co-Director, Smarter Health Care Coalition
  • Co-Director, Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness
  • Senior Strategic Advisor, National Partnership for Hospice Innovation
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Tom Koutsoumpas

Founder & President

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies’ Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery. Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health, a Washington DC-based non-profit provider of advanced illness, hospice and palliative care services. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program. Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller. Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.
  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.
  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
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