Shawn Bishop
Shawn Bishop
Vice President, Controlling Health Care Costs and Advancing Medicare
The Commonwealth Fund
smb@cmwf.org
(202) 292-6740
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Shawn Bishop joined The Commonwealth Fund in February 2016 as vice president for two programs: Controlling Health Care Costs, which monitors and analyzes spending in both the public and private health care sectors, and Advancing Medicare, which identifies ways in which the Medicare program can serve its beneficiaries more effectively and efficiently.

Prior to joining The Commonwealth Fund, Ms. Bishop founded SB Health Policy Consulting to provide strategic consulting related to Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, including policy development and outreach to Congress and the administration. Before her consulting practice, she served as senior vice president of research for the Marwood Group, offering financial services firms and others analysis of political, legislative, and regulatory environments, with an emphasis on managed care markets and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

From 2005 through 2010, Ms. Bishop served as professional staff with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. She had principal responsibility for provisions of the Affordable Care Act related to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare prescription drug benefits, comparative effectiveness research, federal assistance and health programs for beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and administrative simplification of the health system. Ms. Bishop also developed major provisions of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, the Medicaid Medicare SCHIP Extension Act, and other Medicare laws. Before joining the Senate Finance Committee, she was a principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office and held policy positions at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Price Waterhouse, LLC, and the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (predecessor to MedPAC). Ms. Bishop holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.P.P. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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