Hugh Long teaches health care fiscal management and payment systems in Tulane University’s MHA degree program. He has also taught at Ohio State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, Yale School of Management and served as an adjunct professor of law at Tulane from 1994 to 2013. He co-authored a corporate finance text published by Prentice-Hall, and founded the first Master of Medical Management degree program in the mid-1990s.
During the adoption/implementation of Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System, Long served as a special advisor on health policy to former U.S. Rep. W. Henson Moore, and former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger. He was ad hoc advisor on health care financing to the health subcommittees of both the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Finance Committee of the U.S. Senate, and has testified before these committees. He served both as a ProPAC commissioner and a MedPAC commissioner, providing policy advice on Medicare to the U.S. Congress. Long was also on the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board under three U.S. presidents, reviewing and modifying the geographic status of hospitals for Medicare payment purposes, and chaired the board for six years.
Long is the immediate past chair of the Governing Board of Touro Infirmary, a 360-bed acute-care hospital, part of the five-hospital LCMC System in New Orleans, and also serves on the system’s governing board. He is also the immediate past-president of the board of trustees of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held from 2001 to 2016, and is a member of the board of the New York-based League of American Orchestras where he chairs the board committee that oversees the collection and analysis of data on all North American orchestras.