Shantanu Agrawal, MD

Shantanu Agrawal, MD

Shantanu Agrawal, MD

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Dr. Shantanu Agrawal is president and CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF). A board certified emergency medicine physician who has worked in both academic and community settings, Dr. Agrawal is the former deputy administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and director of one of its largest centers, the Center for Program Integrity (CPI). Dr. Agrawal’s main focus at CPI was to improve healthcare value by lowering care costs through the detection and prevention of waste, abuse, and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. He also was instrumental in CMS efforts to improve the physician experience with Medicare by working to minimize the administrative tasks with which doctors contend. In addition, Dr. Agrawal was one of the main architects of CMS’s strategy and action plan to address the national opioid misuse epidemic. He has testified many times before Congress, has published in numerous medical journals, and is a frequent national speaker on healthcare costs and value.