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Andy Baskin

National Medical Director, Quality and Provider Performance Measurement, Aetna

Andrew Baskin is Aetna's VP, National Medical Director for Quality and Clinical Policy. He works on initiatives to measure and improve quality of care, the provision of evidence-based care, quality measurement implementation and public reporting, health plan accreditation, and the establishment of performance-based networks. Additionally, Baskin partners with others to help establish programs which create incentives for more effective and efficient care, influence and assure compliance with healthcare reform regulations, develop products to improve affordability and quality of care, and promote payment reform.

Prior to this role, Baskin served in various medical director roles at Aetna, gaining experience and expertise in clinical and coverage policy development, clinical appeals, benefit and plan design, establishing coding and reimbursement policy, disease management program operations, and provider relations. Prior to joining Aetna in 1998, he practiced as a primary care Internal Medicine/Geriatrics physician in the Philadelphia suburbs. He is a member of NCQA's Committee on Performance Measurement, NCQA's Standards Committee, and a former two-term member of the National Quality Forum Consensus Standards Approval Committee.