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Mark A. Levine, MD

Mark A. Levine, MD, FACP, is the Chief Medical Officer in the Denver office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  He is very active in developing and maintaining agency initiatives in clinical quality, payment reform and value-based purchasing.  He leads agency efforts to link health system reform to professional values and aspirations.

An alumnus of Rutgers College and Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Levine completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and fellowship in Clinical Immunology at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Levine founded the Colorado Patient Safety Coalition, an organization which he continues to serve.  A Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado and the Colorado School of Public Health, he teaches in areas of clinical geriatrics, quality, health systems and ethics.  In addition to other activities, he serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Colorado’s Center for Improving Value in Health Care.  Dr. Levine also served for many years as a delegate to the American Medical Association and as member and past chair of its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. 

Dr. Levine practiced general internal medicine in the Denver area for many years in a variety of practice settings; solo, small group, large group and integrated group.  He co-founded and developed a large physician group practice.  He has broad experience in managed care as a result of being an IPA and HMO medical director.  Through this varied, deep and practical knowledge and experience, he recognizes the many challenges and opportunities facing American health care in the evolution of safe, effective, timely, equitable, patient-centered and efficient medical care.

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