Kathleen A. Buto, M.P.A., is an independent consultant, focused on health policy issues. She recently served as a commissioner at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which advises Congress and the administration on Medicare payment and coverage policy. She serves as a venture advisor for InCube Labs, a research and venture capital organization. Ms. Buto retired in March 2013 as vice president, Global Health Policy, at Johnson & Johnson. Previously, she was a senior health adviser at the Congressional Budget Office, helping to develop the cost models for the Medicare drug benefit, and worked in senior positions at the Health Care Financing Administration. She has a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.