Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute rehabilitation, announced today that it has named Richard A. Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP as Chief Medical Officer of Genesis Physician Services (GPS). In this newly created position, Dr. Feifer will lead a team of nearly 400 full- and part-time physicians and nurse practitioners who provide more than 600,000 visits annually to residents and patients of Genesis HealthCare.    


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.


“We are thrilled to have Dr. Feifer join the management team at Genesis,” states Chief Executive Officer, George V. Hager, Jr.   “Dr. Feifer’s professional focus and passion is in the design, implementation, evaluation, and communication of strategies to optimize population health, and to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Given his area of expertise, he will be integral to our efforts to actively transition from volume-based, fee for service to value-based care and reimbursement.”


“Genesis is already participating in multiple value-based purchasing initiatives including the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement and the Medicare Shared Savings Program under GPS,” continues Mr. Hager. “Dr. Feifer’s addition to our team further differentiates us in our ability to lead this value-based evolution as innovative solutions and collaborations will be vitality important to the success of these value-based initiatives.”       


Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.


About Genesis HealthCare

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation's largest post-acute care providers with more than 500 skilled nursing centers and assisted/senior living communities in 34 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to more than 1,700 healthcare providers in 45 states, the District of Columbia and China.  References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis HealthCare and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.