Gregory Harris, MD, Psychiatry, Cambridge, MA, Brigham and Women's Hospital

GregoryG.HarrisMD, MPH, DFAPA

Psychiatry Cambridge, MA

Psychopharmacology, Psychosomatic Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry

Associate Medical Director, Behavioral Health - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

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Summary

  • I am a board-certified adult Psychiatrist with a Master’s in Public Health and over 20 years of practice as an outpatient psychiatrist in primary care, home care and office—based settings. I started my career as a psychiatrist embedded in an integrated primary care and home care practices at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and was an early adopter of health information technology in clinical practice. I have been active in organized medicine since my days in residency training and have served on many committees, advocating for mental health parity in the coverage of mental health and substance use treatment under commercial health insurance. I current serve as the current Chair of the Committee on Interspecialty of the Massachusetts Medical Society and am a Past President of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. I also serve as a current Representative to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee. I teach a public health course on health policy to Harvard Longwood Psychiatry residents. I am a full-time Associate Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and continue to see patients in clinical practice.

Education & Training

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 1993 - 1996
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's HospitalResidency, Psychiatry, 1993 - 1996
  • Faulkner HospitalInternship, Internal Medicine, 1992 - 1993
  • Tufts UniversityMPH, Public Health, 1988 - 1992
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    Tufts University School of MedicineClass of 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • ME State Medical License
    ME State Medical License 2018 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1994 - 2021
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine Board Eligible, Addiction Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • PRESIDENT (2014-2015), President-Elect (2013-2014), Immediate Past President (2015-2016) Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, 2013
  • 2013 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award: Advancement of the Profession Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, 2013
  • Presidential Award Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, 2013, 2015
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Understanding Coding and Payment for Psychiatrists’ Services: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going  
    Naakesh A. Dewan, M.D., Ronald M. Burd, M.D., Allan A. Anderson, M.D., M.B.A., Eileen S. Carlson, R.N., J.D., Gregory G. Harris, M.D., M.P.H., Ellen Jaffe, Jeremy S. M..., Focus, The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, 10/18/2018

Other

  • “From the President", Presidential Column, Monthly (May 2014 - April 2015) 
    Harris, Gregory G, MD, MPH, DFAPA, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Newsletter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society
    http://www.psychiatry-mps.org/
    President's Column for MPS Members, published in the MPS Newsletter, 10 times yearly - 2015
  • "Managed Care Column”, Monthly (2009-2014) 
    Harris, Gregory G, MD, MPH, DFAPA, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Newsletter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society
    http://www.psychiatry-mps.org/
    Managed Care Column for MPS Members, published in the MPS Newsletter, 10 times yearly - 2014

Press Mentions

  • Issue 128 October 2012
    Issue 128 October 2012November 22, 2017 10:56

Committees

  • Alternate Representative of the American Psychiatric Association, Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), American Medical Association 2018 - Present
  • President 2014-2015, PAST PRESIDENT, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 2016 - Present
  • Chair (2016-present), Vice-Chair (2015-2016), Member (2013-present), Committee on Interspecialty, Massachusetts Medical Society 2016 - Present
  • Alternate Advisor, of the American Psychiatric Association, CPT Editorial Panel (CPT), American Medical Association 2016 - Present
  • Chair (2015-present), Member (2013-2015), Committee on RBRVS, Codes and Reimbursements, American Psychiatric Association 2013 - Present
  • Council Member, Council on Healthcare Systems and Finance, American Psychiatric Association 2009 - Present
  • Alternate Advisor of the American Psychiatric Association, Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), American Medical Association 2014 - 2018
  • President-Elect 2013-2014, President 2014-2015, Immediate Past President 2015-2016 (elected office), PRESIDENT (2014-2015), Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 2013 - 2016
  • Member, Provider Engagement and Adoption Workgroup, Massachusetts HIT-HIE Advisory Committee 2011 - 2016
  • Representative, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (elected office), APA Assembly of District Branches, American Psychiatric Association 2010 - 2013
  • Member, Managed Care Committee, American Psychiatric Association 2007 - 2009
  • Member (Chair from 2004-2014), Healthcare Systems and Finance Committee, (formerly Managed Care), Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 1994 - 2016

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