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Harold D. Miller

Adjunct Faculty

Harold D. Miller serves as Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, where he teaches the Methods of Policy Analysis Course.

In addition, he is the President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (a national health care policy organization).

Miller is recognized as a national expert in healthcare payment reform. He is one of eleven appointed members of the federal Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee that was created by Congress in 2015 to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the creation of alternative payment models. He has given invited testimony to Congress on how to reform healthcare payment, he has worked in more than 40 states and metropolitan regions to help physicians, hospitals, employers, health plans, and government agencies design and implement payment and delivery system reforms, and he assisted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with the implementation of its Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative in 2012. From 2008 to 2013, Miller served as the President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), the national association of Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives, and he organized NRHI’s national Summits on Healthcare Payment Reform in 2007 and 2008 and its Summit on Regional Healthcare Transformation in 2013. His work with the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) demonstrating the significant financial penalties that hospitals can face if they reduce hospital-acquired infections was featured in Modern Healthcare magazine in December, 2007. He designed and led a multi-year PRHI initiative to reduce preventable hospital admissions and readmissions through improved care for chronic disease patients. In 2007 and early 2008, he served as the Facilitator for the Minnesota Health Care Transformation Task Force, which prepared the recommendations that led to passage of Minnesota’s path-breaking healthcare reform legislation in May, 2008.

Miller is also recognized as an expert on economic analysis and economic development issues in the Pittsburgh Region. He wrote the monthly “Regional Insights” column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2006 through 2014. He served as the President of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania until November, 2005, where he designed and implemented a wide range of economic and community development initiatives in the Pittsburgh Region. He also served for 10 years as the Director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Growth Alliance, a ten-county public-private partnership dedicated to promoting the economic development needs of the region with state and federal officials.

Prior to joining the Allegheny Conference in October, 1992, Miller served for nearly six years as Associate Dean of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, where he supervised the School's administrative operations and provided guidance to students in the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs.

During the fall of 1991, Miller served as Director of Issues and Research for former Governor Dick Thornburgh's campaign for the U.S. Senate.

During the 1980s, Miller served for seven years in the Pennsylvania Governor's Office during the Thornburgh Administration. As Deputy Director and then Director of the Governor's Office of Policy Development, he was responsible for the development, review, and coordination of policy issues in all areas affecting state government, including economic and community development, education, human services, environmental protection, and criminal justice. He played a key role in the development and implementation of many state initiatives between 1980 and 1986, including the Pennsylvania Economic Revitalization Fund and Renaissance Communities Program, the Long-Term Care Assessment and Management Program, the state's mandatory sentencing and welfare reform laws, and the Governor's initiatives on Early Intervention for Handicapped Children and on Teen Pregnancy and Parenting. He also directed staff efforts for "Human Services Choices for Pennsylvanians," a three-year strategic planning process conducted by the Pennsylvania State Planning Board.


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