As Director of Delivery System Reform in the Office of Provider Adoption and Support (OPAS), Thomas Novak coordinates the aggressive support – via 62 Regional Extension Centers nationwide - for the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2 with an emphasis on coordination with other HHS priorities such as Health Information Exchange, EHR Privacy & Security, Consumer Engagement, and a particular emphasis on alignment with new care models such as Patient-Centered Medical Homes & Accountable Care Organizations. He also leads the support efforts for ICD-10 and serves on several committees supporting Correctional Health initiatives.
Prior to ONC, Mr. Novak was CMS’s Medicaid HITECH lead for the eastern United States and the national lead on eligibility policy for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. He wrote portions of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulation that pertain to eligibility and children’s hospitals. Thomas has provider experience having been the Director of Quality for the largest HIV agency in Wisconsin where he led the agency’s successful efforts to attain a Level 3 Recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home.