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Keith D Lind, MS, JD

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Areas of Expertise

Medicare reform, Medicare coverage, Medicare payment, post-acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, rehabilitation therapy, durable medical equipment, chronic conditions, care coordination, transitional care, hospital readmission, appeals, fraud and abuse, comparative effectiveness, and cost containment


Before joining AARP, Keith Lind practiced law in the public and private sectors for nearly 20 years. In government, he served as a professional staff member on the Senate Finance Committee under US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; legislative assistant to a member of the House Commerce Health Subcommittee; member of the Clinton Health Reform Task Force; and special assistant to the chief of staff of the US Department of Health and Human Services for issues relating to long-term care, managed care, and nursing shortage. Throughout his career, Keith has continued his clinical practice as a nurse in both acute care hospitals and nursing homes.

Selected Publications

K. Lind, “Attaching Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Health Reform,” Fact Sheet 186, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC, May 2010.

K. Lind, “Setting the Record Straight about Medicare,” Fact Sheet 249, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC, February 2012.

K. Lind and the AARP Health Team, “Chronic Care: A Call to Action for Health Reform,” Beyond 50.09, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC, March 2009.

K. Lind, C. Noel-Miller, L. Zhao, and C. Schur. “Observation Status: Financial Implication for Medicare Beneficiaries,” Research Report 2015-04, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC, April 2015.

L. Zhao, C. Schur, N. Kowlessar, and K. Lind, “Rapid Growth in Medicare Hospital Observation Services: What’s Going On?,” Research Report 2013-10, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC, September 2013.

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