Medicare/Medicaid policy and payment mechanisms; health care financing; health care provider financial management
- JD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
- PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
- MBA, Stanford University, Stanford, California
- BA, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
- 1962 Phi Beta Kappa
- 1962 Distinguished Military Graduate, Army ROTC
- 1963 Army Commendation Medal
- 1964 Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
- 1965-1967 Sloan Foundation Fellowship
- 1975 Howard W. Wissner Award for Excellence in Teaching
- 1975-1979 annually, Tulane Business Society Teacher Honor Roll
- 1982 Tulane Business Society Teacher Honor Roll
- 1983 Best article, Healthcare Financial Management
- 1984 Tulane Business Society Teacher Honor Roll
- 1985 American College of Physician Executives, Honorary Member
- 1985 17th Annual Harold Cummins Lecturer, Tulane Medical Center
- 1987 Tulane Business Society Teacher Honor Roll
- 1989 American Jurisprudence Award
- 1991 Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
- 1993 Order of the Coif
- 1995, 1996 Best Faculty Member, Executive Master of Health Administration Program
- 2003 Champion of Public Health Award, Dept. of Health Systems Management
- 2004, 2005 Best faculty member, Taiwan Master of Medical Management Program
- 2006 Delta Omega
- 2008 ACHE Professor of the Year, Tulane Department of Health Systems Management, Class of 2008
"The Master of Medical Management Degree: An Innovation after One Decade and Implications for the Future," (w/William "Marty" Martin, Richard Culbertson, Eugene Beyt), Journal of Health Administration Education, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Fall 2007), pp. 391-398.
Complemetary and Alternative Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges" (w/William "Marty" Martin), Journal of Health Care Finance, Vol. 34, No. 2 (November 2007), pp. 89-104.
"The Effects of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Bottom Line" (w/William "Marty" Martin), Healthcare Cost Containment, Vol. 1, No. 4 (December 2008), pp. 1-2.
"Faculty Prodctivity Expectations among CAHME-accredited Programs," (w/Mark Diana, Claudia Campbell, T.J. Stranova), Journal of Health Administration Education, in press (accepted October 28, 2010).
Dr. Long is a tenured full professor of Health Systems Management in Tulane University's School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in New Orleans. He holds additional appointments at Tulane's School of Law and its Freeman School of Business. His teaching covers healthcare fiscal management and payment systems in the MHA and MMM degree programs, and healthcare law and regulation in the JD program. Dr. Long has also taught at the Ohio State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, and at the Yale School of Management.
He holds a BA degree cum laude in mathematics from the Ohio State University where he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His MBA and PhD degrees in business administration and finance were earned from Stanford University where he was a Sloan fellow. He received his JD degree cum laude from Tulane University, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif, the law honor society. He has been admitted to the Louisiana State Bar since 1992.
Since 1972, he has written over sixty papers in the areas of corporate finance and health care management and policy, teaches frequently in educational programs sponsored by national associations, and is the founder and faculty director of Tulane’s Master of Medical Management degree program for physicians the first MMM program in the United States. He has co-authored a corporate finance text published by Prentice-Hall, and specializes in applying corporate finance concepts and techniques to health care settings, particularly the financing of, and the allocation of resources for, patient care.
During the 1980s, Dr. Long served as a special advisor on health policy to former Representative W. Henson Moore, and former Senator David Durenberger. He has been an ad hoc advisor on health care financing to the Health Subcommittees of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Committee on Finance of the U.S. Senate. He has also testified before these Committees on health financing policy, and from 1995 to 2000 served as a ProPAC Commissioner and a MedPAC Commissioner providing policy advice on Medicare to the United States Congress.
From 1990 to 2002, Dr. Long served four three-year terms under three U.S. Presidents on the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board which reviews and modifies the geographic status of hospitals for Medicare payment purposes. He was the Chairman of that Board from 1996 to 2002.
Dr. Long is an active consultant, and is frequently retained as an economic expert in a wide variety of civil cases arising in the health care sector, analyzing and forecasting economic consequences in corporate contract disputes, administrative law adjudications, antitrust cases, and various class actions. In personal injury cases he forecasts the value of future lost wages and medical costs. His expert work is split evenly between plaintiffs and defendants. He served as an economic and Medicaid expert in the “Attorneys General” tobacco litigation in the states of Mississippi and Florida.
Dr. Long also serves as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2001.
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