Care Delivery & Payment Manager, Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association (AMA)
Chris Botts is the Care Delivery and Payment Manager within the Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability group at the American Medical Association (AMA). In this capacity, he helps advance AMA's practice sustainability efforts by removing obstacles to patient care and enabling physicians to learn, adapt, thrive, and lead in a rapidly evolving health care environment_. This includes leading AMA's Behavioral Health Integration Initiative focused on catalyzing effective and sustainable integration of behavioral and mental health care into physician practices.Prior to joining the AMA, he worked at the Health Care Reform and Innovation Administration within the District of Columbia's Department of Health Care Finance designing and implementing new, innovative health IT programs. These programs worked to improve data integration and provide actionable information to reduce health disparities, enhance health care quality and outcomes, and promote wellness in the District. Mr. Botts also worked at the Center for Health Policy (formerly known as the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform) at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC where he supported the Center's payment and delivery reform initiatives including those related to Medicare alternative payment models and health plan innovations. Mr. Botts earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Neuroscience with a concentration in Premedical Studies from the College of William and Mary.