Phillip Rodgers, MD, FAAHPM

Dr. Phillip Rodgers is the George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School (UM), where he practices and teaches family medicine and subspecialty palliative medicine. He is founding director of the UM Palliative Care Program, and a member of the UM Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI).

Dr. Rodgers has become a leading national expert in payment and care delivery innovation in palliative care, and has received numerous invitations to speak and contribute technical expertise to conveners and policymakers including CAPC, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT), and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He has also held numerous leadership positions within the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), and led development of AAHPM’s proposal for an alternative payment model for palliative care, which has been recommended for testing by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). His work has been recognized with several awards, including the UM Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award, the UM Dean’s Award for Community Service, the Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Gerald Holman Distinguished Service Award.

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