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Carol Bazell, MD, MPH

Senior Healthcare Consultant
New York, NY, US

Tel: +1 202 5273931

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Professional Designations

  • Medical license in the state of Maryland
  • Board-certified in public health and general preventive medicine


  • BA, Cornell University
  • MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Current Responsibility

Carol is a senior healthcare consultant in Milliman’s New York office. She joined the firm in 2018.


Carol most recently served as a senior advisor to the center director at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). In that role, she provided clinical, analytical, operational, and strategic direction to teams throughout CMS. Her work focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of tests of new payment and service delivery models under the Affordable Care Act.

Carol has extensive experience working with stakeholders, including health care providers, provider networks, drug and device manufacturers, national healthcare organizations, patient advocacy organizations, health services researchers, state and federal agencies, and congressional committees.

Carol’s prior positions at CMS include director of the division of practitioner services and the Division of Outpatient Care in the Center for Medicare. In those positions, she was responsible for fee-for-service payment policy under Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule, Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System, and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System.

Prior to her work at CMS, Carol held several executive positions at the Health Resources and Services Administration, where she oversaw the development and implementation of federal programs preparing physicians to care for underserved populations. She has practiced as a general pediatrician and preventive medicine specialist for 25 years.

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