Brian Burwell is Vice President, Community Living Systems, at Thomson Reuters. Located in the Cambridge, Massachusetts office, Mr. Burwell has been with Thomson Reuters for over 25 years. Mr. Burwell’s professional career has focused on the management and financing of health and supportive services for vulnerable populations, including dual eligibles. He is a recognized national expert on Medicaid financing of long-term care, and on federal and state spending trends for Medicaid-financed services. As Director of the Community Living Systems division, Mr. Burwell oversees a professional staff of 19 individuals providing research, consulting, and technical assistance services for federal and state governments, as well as private organizations. Federal customers include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Administration on Aging.
Mr. Burwell has conducted extensive research on managed care models for long-term care services, including fully integrated care models. For the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mr. Burwell directed a study of the Past, Present and Future of the Managed Long Term Care Market, and more recently, a study that examined State Medicaid Contracting with Special Needs Plans. The latter project focused on the status of state contracting with Special Needs Plans (SNPs) to promote improved coordination Medicare and Medicaid benefits for the dually enrolled SNP population. He was Project Director of a recently-completed study for AARP on Care Management Practices in Integrated Care Programs for Dual Eligibles. The AARP study is a qualitative analysis of how care management practices in selected Integrated Care Programs for dual eligibles differ from the care management experiences of dual eligibles in the fee-for-service system.