M.D., SVP, UnitedHealthcare Oncology and Genetics
Lee Newcomer’s career with UnitedHealth Group started in 1991 as the CMO with responsibilities for clinical services, Medicare and Medicaid. He focused his later work on the development of performance measures and incentives for the improvement of clinical care until 2001. He returned in 2006 to lead a pilot initiative combining clinical, financial and program management experts to improve the quality and affordability of cancer care. Prior to his work at UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Newcomer practiced medical oncology in Minneapolis and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He served as the Medical Director for Cigna Healthcare, in Kansas City and he was a founding executive of Vivius, a consumer directed venture that allowed consumers to create their own personalized health plans. He is a former Chairman of Park Nicollet Health Services (HealthPartners). Dr. Newcomer holds a BA degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a MD degree from the University of Nebraska College Of Medicine and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His clinical training included an internal medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a medical oncology fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley
Session Synopsis: This session will cover how precision medicine overlays into the issue of cost-effective clinical care. The cost of medical care remains a timely topic. Different stakeholders (payers, PHARMA, the government) will engage in a lively discussion on issues related to cost of care, political aspects of care delivery, and how precision medicine applies and can be defined as getting the “right therapy to the right patient at the right time….at the right price.”