Meet John Richardson, Our Newest Senior Strategic Advisor

We are delighted to introduce John Richardson as our latest Senior Strategic Advisor, commencing his role effective immediately.

With his extensive background and wealth of experience, we are confident that John will make significant contributions to our mission of advancing high-quality advanced illness, hospice, and palliative care nationwide. His strategic insights and profound understanding of policy and legislative landscapes will propel NPHI forward and we eagerly anticipate the impactful collaborations and positive outcomes that will emerge with John’s invaluable expertise on board.


Read John’s Bio

John has 30 years of experience in health care financing, Medicare and Medicaid legislative and regulatory analysis, and policy-focused data analysis. As a senior strategic advisor to NPHI, John will provide consultation for ongoing improvements to quality, benefit redesign, and reform work at NPHI. He additionally serves as a senior advisor at Healthsperien, providing strategic analysis and communications on Medicare hospice policy and other client-focused issue areas. Prior to rejoining Healthsperien in 2024, John was a principal at Health Management Associates, where he provided consulting services to clients on Medicare Parts A, B and D, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid. Before that, he was a senior advisor in the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Washington, DC, focusing on skilled nursing facility issues, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), and rural providers. Prior to that, John served as a vice president at Healthsperien, focused on hospice and home-based care delivery for high-acuity patients, and before that he was a principal policy analyst at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), where he led MedPAC’s work analyzing policy options and making recommendations to improve Medicare’s quality measurement and value-based payment programs for hospitals, physicians, health plans and other providers.

Prior to MedPAC, John was a vice president at Avalere Health, a Washington, DC-based strategic advisory and consulting firm, where he focused on implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Before that, he was the director of program development at CalOptima, a large Medicaid managed care organization in Orange County, California. He started his career as a Medicare program examiner in the Health Division of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), analyzing and making recommendations to White House policy officials on physician payment, beneficiary cost-sharing, and Medicare budget issues.

John earned an MPP from Duke University and he has a BA from Harvard University.

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