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Peter Kongstvedt, MD  

Health Care Expert

Peter Kongstvedt, MD, FACP is a highly regarded national authority on the health care industry with particular expertise in health insurance and managed health care. Dr. Kongstvedt advises health care executives on strategy, operations and effective decision-making, and he is also a Senior Health Policy Faculty Member in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University where he teaches graduate courses on the Essentials of Health Insurance and Managed Health Care. In March of 2014, he was appointed by Virginia's Gov. McAuliffe to serve on the state's Board of Medical Assistance Services, elected Vice Chair in 2016, and reappointed by Gov. Northam in 2018. He is also a Senior Advisor to Ankura Consulting Group, LLC and its clients.

Dr. Kongstvedt's unique business expertise comes from the varied roles he has performed over his career as an independent consultant, as a partner at global consulting firms, as a senior executive at a number of health plans and insurers, and through public service. Renowned as the primary author and editor of the premier textbooks about health insurance and managed care, Dr. Kongstvedt’s books are used by more than 230 graduate and undergraduate health administration & policy programs. Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning, these books include The Essentials of Managed Health Care, 6th Edition. (2013) and Health Insurance and Managed Care: What They Are and How They Work, Fifth Edition (2019).

As a health care industry thought leader and media-trained communicator, Dr. Kongstvedt has consulted to and made several appearances on The CBS Evening News, and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CNN, PBS's Nightly Business Report, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News, Medical News Television Network, and numerous trade publications. He is also a well-regarded speaker at industry conferences and corporate events.


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