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Harold D. Miller

Harold D. Miller

Adjunct Faculty

Harold D. Miller is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Heinz College, where he teaches the Policy Analysis in Practice course. Miller has taught at the Heinz College for the past 30 years, beginning when he served as Associate Dean from 1987 to 1992. He was awarded the Martcia Wade Teaching Award in 2008.

Miller is also the President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR), a national policy center that facilitates improvements in healthcare payment and delivery systems ( ) He is a nationally-recognized expert on healthcare payment and delivery; he has twice given invited testimony to Congress and he has worked in more than 40 states and several foreign countries to help physicians, hospitals, employers, health plans, and government agencies design and implement payment and delivery system reforms. He served for four years as one of the initial members of the federal Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee that was created by Congress to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the creation of alternative payment models.

Before focusing on national healthcare policy, Miller spent over ten years working on economic and community development issues in the Pittsburgh Region. 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 led the design and implementation of 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. He helped the public understand the economic issues facing the region though the monthly “Regional Insights” column he wrote for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2006 through 2014.

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, 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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