Richard Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, and President of Genesis Physician Services (GPS)
Richard A. Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Genesis HealthCare and President of Genesis Physician Services. Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation's largest skilled nursing and long-term care providers, operating more than 350 facilities in 25 states. Dr. Feifer leads a team of clinicians who provide care for Genesis patients, in addition to the medical directors at every Genesis facility. In support of these front-line providers, he also has direct management responsibility for all non-clinical functions, including operations and finance. More broadly across Genesis, he leads pharmacy management, including pharmacy operations, spend management, and clinical quality. Dr. Feifer’s primary focus is the active transformation from volume-based fee-for-service to value-based care and reimbursement. In that capacity, he serves as chief medical officer of the Genesis HealthCare Accountable Care Organization, which is the only national ACO focused on nursing home patients.
Prior to joining Genesis, Dr. Feifer served as Aetna’s chief medical officer of National Accounts. He led Clinical Consulting, Strategy, and Analysis, which helped our nation’s largest employers improve the health and productivity of their members. Before Aetna, Dr. Feifer served as vice president of Clinical Program Innovation and Evaluation at Medco, where he was responsible for the organization’s portfolio of care enhancement programs.
A graduate of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Feifer is a board-certified internist with experience in primary care, geriatrics, and urgent care medicine at the Fallon Clinic. He received his MPH in Health Services Management from Columbia University, and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Feifer’s professional interest and passion is the design, implementation, evaluation, and communication of strategies to optimize population health, and to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare.