Kip Piper

Medicare, Medicaid, Health Reform Expert
Consultant, Speaker, and Writer

A top authority on Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare, Kip Piper advises major health care organizations on business, policy, finance, and communications.  A skilled business and policy strategist, Kip has advised top health care companies in the U.S. and Europe, Fortune 100 employers, state health agencies, federal officials, governors, members of Congress, foundations, and foreign leaders.

Consulting Roles:

Kip Piper is president of the Health Results Group, a strategic advisory practice, and CEO of Medonomics, a nonprofit health policy research organization dedicated to improving decision making and performance in health programs and health care organizations.

Business and Policy Advisor:

Kip Piper advises major health care organizations on Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform policy, finance, and business strategy.  This includes federal and state legislation, rules, and budgets; coverage and reimbursement; payment and care delivery reform; cost containment; waivers and demonstrations; advocacy; and business development.  Clients include health plans, hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical technology firms, governors and state Medicaid agencies, health information technology firms, and non-profit organizations.


Kip Piper’s 30 years’ experience includes senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Wisconsin state health administrator and state public health officer, director of the Wisconsin Medicaid program, advisor to Fortune 500 employers, corporate officer at WellPoint, a senior Medicare budget officer at the White House Office of Management and Budget, vice president of AcademyHealth, and director of national, foundation-sponsored projects on quality improvement and payment reform.  Early in his career, Kip served in elective office as a county legislator and chief executive of a small municipality.

Thought Leader:

Often called upon to help solve complex and intractable issues, Kip Piper has testified before Congressional committees and state legislatures, negotiated major legislation, and designed and implemented numerous innovations.  Kip is widely quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Politico, National JournalUSA Today, Inside CMS, Fox Business News, CBS News, National Public Radio, Modern Healthcare, The Hill, HealthLeaders, Investor’s Business Daily, and the Associated Press.


Known for his engaging and informative presentations, Kip Piper is a frequent speaker at healthcare conferences, corporate board meetings, and executive retreats.

Writer and Editor:

Author of numerous journal articles, Kip blogs on Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform issues at PiperReport.com.  Kip is also active on Twitter (@KipPiper), with over 50,000 followers.  Kip is an editorial board member and frequent contributor to American Health and Drug Benefits, a peer-reviewed journal with 25,000 subscribers.


Kip Piper is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.