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Dr. Michael Barr will be­come ex­ec­u­tive VP for the Na­tional Com­mit­tee for Qual­ity As­sur­ance ef­fec­tive May 27.

In his new role, Barr, 53, will lead the not-for-profit’s ef­forts to pro­mote de­liv­ery-sys­tem re­form and per­for­mance mea­sure­ment, re­search, anal­y­sis and con­sult­ing work. He joins the NCQA from the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Physi­cians, where he was se­nior VP of the di­vi­sion of med­i­cal prac­tice. Dur­ing that time, he was a mem­ber of the NCQA’s pa­tient­cen­tered med­i­cal home ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee, which helps guide the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s recog­ni­tion pro­gram.

Barr’s pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence also in­cludes serv­ing as CMO of the Bal­ti­more Med­i­cal Sys­tem; physi­cian di­rec­tor of med­i­cal man­age­ment pro­grams and physi­cian man­ager of the di­vi­sion of gen­eral in­ter­nal medicine at Van­der­bilt Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Nashville; and chief of in­ter­nal medicine at Moody Air Force Base, Val­dosta, Ga.

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