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Jeffrey Levin-Scherz

Chief Medical Officer, Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.

Jeff Levin-Scherz is the chief medical officer of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., the division of Partners HealthCare System that owns community physician practices, negotiates managed care contracts on behalf of integrated and affiliated hospitals and 1,100 primary care doctors and 4,500 specialists, and arranges programs to further clinical integration among Partners' constituencies. He was previously a senior consultant with Reden & Anders, a national health care consulting and actuarial firm, where he served as clinical lead on clinical, operational, analytic, and strategic projects for health plans, providers, and employers. He led the Medical Cost Trend Management initiative, an evaluation of return on investment from medical management programs. Prior to that, he was vice president and corporate medical director at Tufts Health Plan, where he led the department responsible for physician utilization management, health programs, disease management, and measurement of clinical quality, and co-chaired the plan's Provider Strategy Team. He helped lead a project that was responsible for $36 million in medical cost savings over two years, and spearheaded efforts to overhaul case management. Previously, he was the president of the Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association, comprised at the time of 350 physicians at three community teaching hospitals caring for 40,000 patients under managed care contracts. He practiced primary care internal medicine for nine years in the Boston area. Levin-Scherz is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and an assistant clinical professor of family medicine and community health at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is an associate medical director of Tufts Health Care Institute. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. He is board certified in internal medicine, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He completed his MBA at Columbia University.