Director of Value-Based Purchasing, Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH)
Emma Hoo focuses on value-purchasing, accountability and quality measurement initiatives, including assessment of Accountable Care Organizations, adoption of common ACO quality and efficiency measures, and expanding use of patient-reported outcomes measures. Current activities include a focus on mental health initiatives and support of a CMS MACRA grant to develop health-related quality of life and pain measures in oncology care. She has managed joint purchasing and performance measurement initiatives for health plan, pharmacy benefit and disease management services on behalf of PBGH members. She has also evaluated and implemented data analytic solutions on behalf of large purchasers. Emma has authored papers on provider network management and design, consumer-directed health plans, ACOs and quality reporting requirements for health insurance exchanges. Previously, she was director of operations for a Northern California medical group, with responsibility for contracting, data analysis, and information systems. Hoo received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Harvard University.