Jane Hyatt Thorpe, J.D. is a Professor of Health Policy and Management and Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student & Faculty Affairs. She also serves as the Director of the Healthcare Corporate Compliance Program.
Professor Thorpe specializes in healthcare law and policy in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, health care delivery systems and financing, health information exchange and technology, and corporate compliance. In addition to teaching courses in policy analysis, health care quality and policy, and corporate compliance, Professor Thorpe is currently focusing her research and writing on legal and policy issues related to the impact of health reform implementation on health care quality, delivery, and payment with particular emphasis on health information law and policy. In addition to her faculty appointment, she also served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from July 2012-15.
Prior to joining the Department in February 2009, Professor Thorpe served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Policy for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, she was responsible for matters related to the Agency's crosscutting policy and strategic planning particularly focusing on emerging issues in healthcare delivery and financing. Professor Thorpe's previous experience includes policy development for the medical device industry, including serving as a regulatory liaison to CMS in her role as Associate Vice President for Payment and Policy at the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). Prior to joining AdvaMed, Professor Thorpe practiced health care law providing counsel to a broad range of providers, manufacturers, and suppliers concerning transactional, corporate compliance, and other regulatory matters.