Robert Jackson, MD, MMM
A board-certified family physician with a proven medical management track-record, Robert J. Jackson, MD, MMM, medical director, is a leader in the development of physician organizations that achieve high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. With more than 30 years of experience in successful practice expansion, technology adaptation and quality improvement, Dr. Jackson has provided essential clinical insights for Medical Advantage physician organization management services as well as mentorship to physician leaders. His broad organizational knowledge and communication skills have helped Medical Advantage become one of the largest managers of physician organizations participating in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) incentive programs.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Jackson was pivotal in the creation of the Accountable Healthcare Alliance (AHA), resulting in high levels of care quality and patient satisfaction, as well as benchmark levels for cost and utilization. He currently serves as AHA’s president and medical director. Dr. Jackson also helped organize the Wyandotte Hospital Physicians Independent Physician Association (IPA) and the Oakwood Primary Care Physicians IPA. As chairman of the Southeastern Michigan Health Information Exchange, he also has been instrumental in securing two federal grants totaling more than $18 million. While working in his own primary care practice, he led the group through BCBSM Patient-Centered Medical Home certification, Michigan Primary Care Transformation project, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Track 2 initiative, implementation of electronic health records, and numerous other quality improvements resulting in maximum health plan quality bonuses.
Dr. Jackson is currently chairman of the Michigan Academy of Family Practice and served as President in 2017. He is also a frequent speaker at state and national conferences. He received a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at Oakwood Hospital. He also holds a Master of Medical Management degree from the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.