by Jasmine Phiri
June 3, 2021
Staff Vice President, Payment Innovation Strategy,
Erin Smith, JD, Staff VP of Payment Innovation Strategy at Anthem where she focuses on development and implementation of specialty payment models. Prior to Anthem, Erin was the Director of Public Policy at Cardinal Health where she serves as the lead policy expert for public payment policy and value-based care models for the Federal Government Relations group. She also led the policy arm for naviHealth, a Cardinal Health company, in which she focused on bundled payments, care transitions, and post-acute care. Prior to Cardinal Health, Erin worked at CMS in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, leading the team that developed bundled payment models and implemented the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative. Erin served as a Medicare physician payment policy expert on the Physician Fee Schedule at CMS. She also brings experience from her time with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and Avalere Health.