Anthony C. Wisniewski, General Counsel

Written by on May 29, 2014 in Board of Trustees

Anthony Wisnewski

Anthony C. Wisniewski, J.D.
General Counsel
Annapolis, Maryland

Mr. Wisniewski, J.D. is the Executive Director of Advanta Government Services, LLC (AGS). Wisniewski’s responsibilities at AGS include oversight for all operations and strategic initiatives, legal affairs, compliance, new business development, and project management on federal and state government contracts within specific areas of expertise such as quality reporting.

Previously, Wisniewski served as a senior vice president at the health care accreditor, URAC, leading operations, legal affairs, and strategic development. He led the drafting and successfully lobbying into law, landmark health reform legislation: Section 1311 of PPACA on accreditation of health insurance exchanges. He likewise spearheaded development and ongoing execution of federal and state advocacy plans to incorporate URAC accreditation into mandated health insurance exchanges. Prior to URAC, Wisniewski served as executive director for health policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, developing Chamber policy on hospital and physician quality improvement measures, comparative effectiveness, life sciences and advocating those policies before Congress and the federal agencies. In this role, Wisniewski served as principal to the Hospital Quality Alliance and Quality Alliance Steering Committee, functioning as a nationally recognized employer stakeholder on the development and reporting of hospital and physician quality reporting measures, as well as health care reform payment incentives. Just prior to joining AGS full time, Wisniewski served as the president and chief executive officer of CAHME, the accreditor of graduate-level health care management education. While at CAHME, he led the rollout of competency-based criteria for accreditation that factored in health care quality improvement measures for the next generation of hospital administrators, supply chain and other health care executives.

Wisniewski was appointed by President of the United States to the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Board of Trustees. He was also appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Advisory Council, serving as a key employer voice on national quality measures reporting in areas such as disparities of care for minority populations, hospital associated infections, and overall patient safety. Further, Wisniewski was also appointed by the Director of AHRQ to serve on its Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group, focusing primarily upon development and reporting of quality measures associated with comparative effectiveness research of designated chronic diseases.

Within the State of Maryland, Wisniewski has served on the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute Board of Visitors and is a former gubernatorial appointee to the board of the venture capital Maryland Technology Development Corporation. Wisniewski is admitted to the bars of both Maryland and Washington, D.C. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts from the Catholic University of America, majoring in politics, with minors in philosophy and history.


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