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Antonio Legorreta, MD, MPH

Adjunct Professor
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA

Health Services Research Applications
Performance-Based Reimbursement Models
Pharmacoeconomic and Adherence Studies

Antonio Legorreta, MD, MPH

Dr. Legorreta's work has significantly contributed to the development of real-world outcomes research, implementation of quality of care metrics at the physician level and to the adoption of incentive-based reimbursement models. Dr. Legorreta has developed and implemented health policy and management research applications to measure medical care and resource consumption disparities, and has implemented quality of medical care improvement projects for leading US health plans. Dr. Legorreta has extensive experience in designing and introducing performance-based reimbursement models and high performance networks which have been adopted by leading national payers. For the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, Dr. Legorreta conducted pharmacoeconomic and adherence studies for leading companies in the U.S. and the European Union. On August 2, 2011 the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Dr. Legorreta patent number 7,991,626 entitled: Apparatus And Method For Self-Reporting Medical Information.

Dr. Legorreta has held senior executive positions at U.S. Healthcare, Health Systems International and Health Net, Inc. Dr. Legorreta was the founder of Health Benchmarks, Inc. (HBI), which in 1999 he incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. In August 2001, Dr. Legorreta led the purchase of HBI from Health Net, establishing HBI as a fully independent company. In April 2008, IMS Health (NYSE symbol: RX) acquired HBI through a stock purchase transaction.

Dr. Legorreta has published original research-breast cancer, asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, among other topics-in over 70 peer-reviewed medical articles, in journals such as, Journal of the American Medical Association, Archives of Internal Medicine, Diabetes Care, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American Journal of Public Health, and Health Services Research among others. In addition to his medical training at Mexico State University School of Medicine, Dr. Legorreta earned his master's degree in public health from the Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Health Services Research. Dr. Legorreta was Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and he is currently an Adjunct Professor at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health.