Symposium Speaker

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Mara McDermott 


Mara McDermott is the Chief Executive Officer of Accountable for Health, an advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, committed to accelerating the adoption of effective accountable care. She is an accomplished healthcare executive with a deep understanding of federal healthcare law and policy, including delivery system reform, physician payment and payment models.

Previously, Mara worked as a consultant who worked with clients to advance value-based care policy in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Mara served as the senior vice president of federal affairs at America’s Physician Groups (formerly the California Association of Physician Groups, CAPG), a professional association representing medical groups and independent practice associations practicing in capitated, coordinated care models. Mara is an attorney by training and previously served as counsel in the health industry practice at a law firm in Washington, DC. In that role, she focused on a variety of issues affecting health industry clients, with a particular emphasis on health policy and regulatory issues facing physician organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and academic medical institutions.