Dan Farmer, who was senior director of government relations at the Cleveland Clinic, will be joining BGR Government Affairs next month.
He will be part of BGR’s access & reimbursement working group, focusing on regulatory and payment issues faced by hospitals, product manufacturers, doctors and patients.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, which has 66K employees in 30 hospitals/health centers in Ohio, Nevada, Florida, Toronto, London and Abu Dhabi, Farmer worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he was responsible for payment policy.
He directed $230B in payments to private health plans that were part of Medicare Advantage and nearly $100B in outlays for Medicare Part D.
Earlier, Farmer worked for Democratic Representatives Zack Space (Ohio) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida).