Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Medical Practice
American College of Physicians
Shari M. Erickson currently serves as Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Medical Practice with the American College of Physicians (ACP). In this role, Ms. Erickson manages ACP’s overall advocacy and policy initiatives relating to federal regulatory agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Ms. Erickson also oversees ACP’s Department of Medical Practice, which is responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of programs, products, tools, and services, including the ACP Practice AdvisorSM, to assist medical practices with regulatory compliance and practice transformation. She maintains and provides ongoing expertise on key issue areas for ACP, including delivery and payment system reform (both alternative and fee-for-service initiatives, as well as federal, state, and private sector programs), performance measurement and pay for performance or value approaches, and coding development and policy (both CPT and ICD-9/10) among others. In addition, Ms. Erickson currently serves as Co-Chair of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s (PCPCC) Center for Advocacy & Public Policy. Before coming to ACP, Ms. Erickson was a Senior Program Director with the National Quality Forum (NQF) in Washington, D.C. where she was responsible for managing an array of projects that support NQF’s national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. Prior to that, she served as a Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies where she worked on multiple health care quality and patient safety studies, including the landmark IOM report titled, “Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century”. Ms. Erickson received her Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts-International Studies degrees from Miami University in Ohio.