Andrew MacPherson

Andrew MacPherson

Senior Policy Advisor


As Principal at Healthsperien, Andrew provides comprehensive strategic guidance, in-depth policy analysis, legislative strategy, and communications and messaging development on wide-range of federal health policy and political issues, including those related to the implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA), quality and value-based purchasing, Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug coverage and pharmaceutical cost containment, long-term care services and supports, chronic care management, and public and private insurance coverage expansions.

Through his work with dozens of public and private stakeholders at the local, state, regional and federal level, Andrew has a special emphasis on policy and political issues related to advanced illness and end-of-life. Andrew currently serves as Senior Adviser to several national organizations including the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and End Well: Design for the End-of-Life Experience. Andrew is also a member of the National POLST Paradigm Leadership Council and the Board of Directors of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN). He regularly speaks to national audiences on a variety of health policy and political issues, and especially those related to advanced illness, palliative care, and hospice.


New Policy Windows: Medicare Advantage, Older Americans Act

Presented by Greg Gadbois MD, Sandy Markwood, Andrew MacPherson in Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 at 4:15 PM on Wednesday, October 10th.

The current policy and regulatory landscape has opened up new opportunities to improve care and quality of life for individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities. Recent changes to the Medicare Advantage program have ushered in increased flexibility that could greatly accelerate health plan advanced illness-focused innovation. Additionally, there is a growing recognition…