Carmella Bocchino, R.N., M.B.A., is a leading authority in identifying strategies that promote greater organization in the health care delivery system and advance innovative payment models that drive quality and value. As executive vice president of Clinical Affairs and Strategic Planning at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Bocchino works with the executives of member organizations to develop patient-centered programs and tools, foster private-public partnerships and advance an interconnected highly functioning health care system.
Bocchino’s clinical and public policy expertise has been widely recognized by national and state lawmakers, policy makers, patient advocacy groups, employers, and throughout the health care community. She has been appointed to numerous private, state, and federal health care advisory committees, including the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine for the Study of the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease program, Advisor to the Rand Health Sciences Program for the capitation study for the end-stage renal disease project, the Advisory Committee for Quality Improvement Standards for Managed Care, the Planning Committee establishing the National Quality Forum, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) ONCHIT Health Information Technology Adoption Initiative Expert Consensus Panel. She currently serves on the RWJF National Advisory Committee, Project Health Design: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records.
Bocchino received her Masters in Business Administration from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Management (Newark, NJ). She also has an undergraduate degree in human resources management from Upsala College, and a nursing degree from Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to her positions in health policy, she held administrative and clinical positions in critical care medicine and renal replacement therapy.