Kip Piper’s 28 years’ experience includes senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Wisconsin state health administrator, director of the Wisconsin Medicaid program, advisor to Fortune 500 employers, corporate officer at WellPoint, a senior Medicare budget officer at the White House Office of Management and Budget, vice president of AcademyHealth, and director of national, foundation-sponsored projects on quality improvement and payment reform. Early in his career, Kip served in elective office as county legislator and chief executive of a small municipality.
Kip Piper advises major health care organizations on Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform policy, finance, market strategy, coverage, reimbursement, communications, and business development. Clients include hospitals and health systems, health plans, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical technology firms, state Medicaid agencies, private equity firms and hedge firms, hand non-profit organizations.
Known for his engaging and informative presentations, Kip Piper is a frequent speaker at healthcare conferences, corporate board meetings, and executive retreats. Kip’s recent speaking topics include health insurance exchanges, accountable care organizations, Medicaid expansion, payment reform, and other hot issues in health reform, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Author of several journal articles, Kip Piper is health policy editor of the American Health and Drug Benefits, a peer-reviewed journal with 30,000 subscribers. Kip blogs and tweets on Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform issues. With Dr. Sharad Mansukani, Kip is editor of Health Reform from A to Z, a forthcoming resource book.