Speaker Profile

M.D., Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Biography

Dr. Shari M. Ling is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Medical Officer in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ). She assists the CMS Chief Medical Officer in the Agency’s pursuit of better health care, healthier populations, and smarter spending. Dr. Ling represents CMS on several Health and Human Services (HHS) efforts. She leads the Clinical Services federal workgroup for the National Alzheimer’s Project Plan, and represents CMS on the workgroups to eliminate and prevent Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) and the National Strategy to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. Dr. Ling is a board certified Geriatrician, Rheumatologist and Internist who received her medical training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and received her clinical training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Georgetown University Medical Center, and Geriatric Medicine training at Johns Hopkins University.

Session Abstract

Session Synopsis: Precision Medicine’s value is undeniable. But what about its financial impact? And how should we assess its value beyond the field of oncology? This session will cover the unsustainable economics at play, reimbursement challenges and policies, and cost-based pricing versus value-based pricing, from a patient, pharma, payor, and molecular diagnostics perspective.