Robert Furno, MD, MPH, MBA, FACEP

National Medical Director of Government Programs (Medicare)

Dr. Furno is the National Medical Director of Government Programs (Medicare) for AIM Specialty Health® (AIM). Working closely with AIM executive leadership, he directs the AIM Government Program team so that all solutions acknowledge and comply with complex government requirements. In addition to his role supporting government programs, Dr. Furno works on initiatives to improve the quality of care delivered across all member groups.

Prior to AIM, Dr. Furno was the Chief Medical Officer at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Upper Midwest. In that role, he provided medical oversight for myriad CMS divisions and product lines, including survey and certification with a focus on EMTALA, Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) and the Center for Program Integrity. He also was Medical Officer for multiple CMMI (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations) programs, including bundled payment programs, Accountable Care Organization models, and other alternative payment models. Dr. Furno served as the National Medical Officer for Improvement Activities developing policy under the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), a component of the Quality Payments Program (QPP).

Previously, he served as the Associate Medical Director and Attending Physician at Emcare-Advocate Trinity Hospital and as an Assistant Professor and Attending Physician at University of Texas at Houston. He completed a fellowship in International and Disaster Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and was a Resident Physician in Emergency Medicine at Resurrection Medical Center. Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Furno continues to practice as a Clinical Assistant Professor of the UIC Emergency Medicine Residency Program and as an Attending Physician at Advocate Aurora Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

He graduated from medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and received his Master in Public Health, focused on Health Policy, from the University of Illinois Chicago. In addition, Dr. Furno received a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, with an emphasis on Healthcare Enterprises and International Business. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Platteville.

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