John Bertko Joins LMI as Part of New Center for Health Reform

Center Will Provide Healthcare Reform Direction to State and Federal Leaders

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LMI has established the Center for Health Reform, with leadership by noted actuary and health insurance reform expert John Bertko, in an effort to better serve state and federal leaders on the issues surrounding the implementation and measurement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“There is no more critical a time than now to provide federal and state officials with honest and accurate information on healthcare reform implementation,” LMI President and CEO Nelson M. Ford said. “We’re well-served by bringing John on board because he is one of the most experienced industry leaders in the realm of healthcare reform.”

The Center will assemble leaders in the field of healthcare reform, with the goal of addressing the challenging problems facing federal and state governments as they implement and assess the impact of the sweeping changes brought about by Congress in 2010 to our nation’s healthcare system.

One of the Center’s leaders will be noted healthcare actuary Bertko.

“I’m excited to join LMI, not only because of its continued commitment to improving the public sector, but also because LMI leaders recognize the unique opportunity we have to ensure that healthcare reform is done correctly for the sake of the American people,” Bertko said. “I’m excited to join Nelson and his team as we provide counsel to government managers who will be faced with the challenge of implementing this legislation.”

Bertko comes to LMI regarded as one of the practical thinkers of healthcare reform and implementation. Bertko is former Vice President and Chief Actuary for Humana, Inc., and has served in several public policy and risk adjustment advisory roles, including serving a 6-year term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), being a member of the Panel of Advisors of the CBO, the American Academy of Actuaries task forces, and Society of Actuaries’ committees.

About LMI

LMI is a government consulting firm committed to helping government leaders and managers reach decisions that make a difference. As a not-for-profit organization, LMI is a trusted advisor to the government—free from commercial or political bias and dedicated to the mission of advancing government management.



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