About John D. Shaw, Founder and President
John has been extensively involved in health care costing, reimbursement, and patient classification since 1972. He has been directly involved in the development and implementation of National and State hospital and long term care reimbursement and quality surveillance systems in a number of states based on case mix methodologies (DRGs and RUGs). John has also served on a variety of projects and Technical Review Panels to develop cost-based case mix indices for DRGs and RUGs over the last 30 years.
In recent years, John has focused on promoting value by integrating payment and quality measures with clinical and social determinate risk factor adjusters. This includes balancing the health care delivery viewpoint (better care) with population health (better health) in the context of cost (affordable cost) - the Triple Aims of the National Quality Strategy (NQS). This includes evaluation and implemented refinement recommendations for care delivery Quality measures developed by CMS and AHRQ and endorsed by NQF. This also includes identification of priority targets for improving population health for respiratory health through membership on the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of NYS and Hotspot targeting projects Children's Environmental Health through Board Leadership for Healthy Schools Network and the Coalition for Healthier Schools, and Hotspot targeting projects, Health Disparities through membership on Academy Health's Disparities Interest Group and Hotspot targeting projects for Nursing Home care and Safety Net Providers.