Dan Farmer

Vice President



Federal payment policy, Government affairs

Professional Experience

Cleveland Clinic Government Relations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Representative Zack Space (D-OH)

Dan Farmer, Vice President of Policy Analysis and Strategy within the Health and Life Sciences Practice at BGR Government Affairs, is a veteran of payment policy work in both the public and private sector. He has experience navigating the federal regulatory process, as well as moving legislation through the Hill.

Dan comes to the firm from Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation’s premier healthcare systems, where he led federal advocacy efforts on the Hill and in the Administration.

Prior to his time at Cleveland Clinic, Dan worked in several roles at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, focusing on Medicare payment policy.  Dan was one of the early hires of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he was closely involved in the development and launch of some of CMS’ first innovative payment models, including the Pioneer ACO Model.  Dan was later a Division Director in the Medicare Plan Payment Group, focusing on Medicare Advantage and D payment issues.

Dan’s career in health policy began on Capitol Hill, where he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives. He advised Rep. Zack Space (D-OH), a Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, through the drafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Dan received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Minnesota.  He and his wife have three young daughters.