Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management
Jeff Levin-Scherz is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.
He was previously the Chief Medical Officer of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Atrius Health, a multi-specialty group practice with 700 physicians and 1000 health professionals who provide care for600,000 patients at 28 practice sites across eastern Massachusetts. Jeff was previously Chief Medical Officer of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc, the division of Partners HealthCare System, where he led efforts to develop programs to improve quality and efficiency to allow the network to succeed in pay for performance contracts.
He was previously a senior consultant with Reden &Anders, a national health care consulting and actuarial firm,where he served as clinical lead on clinical, operational, analytic and strategic projects for health plans, providers, and employers. He led the Medical Cost Trend Management initiative, and evaluation of return on investment from disease management and medical management programs.
Prior to that, he was Vice President and Corporate Medical Director at Tufts Health Plan, where he led thed epartment responsible for physician utilization management, health programs and disease management, and measurement of clinical quality, and co-chaired the plan’s Provider Strategy Team. He spearheaded clinical efforts to control health care premium inflation and efforts and overhaul case management. Previously, he was the President of the Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association, comprised at the time of 350 physicians at three community teaching hospitals caring for 40,000 patients under managed care contracts. He practiced primary care internal medicine for nine years in the Boston area, and continues to see patients in an urgent care setting.
At HSPH, Jeff teaches a course on Managed Care Policy aIssues each fall. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He completed his MBA at Columbia University.
“Disease Management Will Suffer if Providers Remain on the Sidelines” Levin-Scherz, JK Disease Management 2005, 8:199-207
“Re: Asthma Disease Management: Regression to the Mean or Better?” (letter) Levin-Scherz, JK Am J Manag Care 2005; 11(3) 135
“Disseminating Health Care Innovation” Levin-Scherz, JK (letter) Journal of the American Medical Association 2003 290: 1454-5
“Will Disruptive Innovations Cure Health Care?” Levin-Scherz, JK (letter) Harvard Business Review 2001 79:150
“Understanding Managed Care: Learning the Essentials through Case Presentation” CD ROM, 1999, Tufts Managed Care Institute. Silverman, TP et al
“The Tufts Partnership for Managed Care Education” Phillips, RR, et al Academic Medicine 1997: 72:347-56
“Acute Arsenic Ingestion” Levin-Scherz, JK, Patrick, J, Weber, F and Garabedian C, Ann Emerg Med, 1987 16:702-4
Chief Medical Officer, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Atrius Health (2007-2008), Chief Medical Officer, Partners Community HealthCare ,Inc (2004-2007)Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School (1987-present)Associate Clinical Professor, Tufts Medical School (1997-2005)Associate Medical Director, Tufts Health Care Institute (1996-2005)