Ted Long, MD, MHS, is Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care at New York City Health+Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the U.S. He is also executive director of the NYC Test & Trace Corps, the City’s comprehensive effort to provide accessible, no-cost COVID-19 testing, support those infected or exposed to the virus with quarantine and isolation resources, and provide connections to treatment for eligible New Yorkers.
New York City Health + Hospitals provides essential services to more than one million New Yorkers through 11 hospitals and more than 50 community health center sites. Dr. Long is responsible for leading the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and transforming the health system’s current portfolio of ambulatory care, with more than five million visits per year, into an integrated and high-quality network providing care to all New Yorkers, without exception. Additionally, he oversees Population Health and supervises the NYC Care program, which provides universal access to care for all New Yorkers.
Dr. Long previously served as Senior Medical Officer for the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he led more than 20 federal programs, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Before coming to CMS, Dr. Long served as Medical Director at the Rhode Island State Department of Health, where he led health care planning for the State. He was principal author for the first statewide evaluation of health service capacity and access to care, with a focus on primary care capacity and need.
Dr. Long is a practicing primary care physician who did his undergraduate work, residency training and post-graduate master’s work in health services research at Yale University. Dr. Long is currently a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, where he teaches about health policy and administration.