Michael founded Bailit Health Purchasing, LLC in 1997 and has worked with a wide array of employer purchasers, government agencies and purchasing coalitions across the U.S. since. Michael’s professional interests focus on how purchasers can influence health care markets to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Michael has worked with clients on:
- payment and delivery system redesign;
- Medical Home strategy design and implementation;
- broad-based multi-stakeholder, public/private initiatives;
- performance assessment activities, including quality measurement;
- vendor management, and
- assistance with strategic planning activities for systems and programs.
Michael authored and co-authored many articles and reports. Selected publications include “Design Elements of Shared-Savings Payment Arrangements” for the Commonwealth Fund and “Multipayer Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation Guided by the Chronic Care Model” for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Michael has previously worked as a purchaser in both the public and private sectors, serving as Assistant Commissioner for the Massachusetts Medicaid agency, and as a benefit manager for Digital Equipment Corporation, engaged in health and welfare benefit planning and management activities for Digital’s 60,000 U.S. employees. He also helped organize and served as president of the Massachusetts Health Purchaser Group.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.