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Michael Backus

Senior Vice President, Solution Innovation and Partnerships

Michael BackusMichael (Mike) Backus is the Senior Vice President of Solution Innovation and Partnerships at AIM Specialty Health® (AIM). In his role, Mike leads solution development efforts and the expansion of AIM's value into new clinical service lines. His current area of focus is development of AIM's next generation approach to oncology management. AIM's Integrated Oncology Solution will build on the Radiation Therapy program Mike helped launch in 2011. Prior to his work in oncology, Mike led creation of AIM's Sleep Management Program, launched in 2012 to help health plans manage the appropriateness and affordability of sleep studies and treatment devices.

Mike brings two decades of experience in health care and management consulting to AIM. Prior to joining the specialty benefits management company, Mike spent 10 years operating Backus Associates. The firm provided operational and strategic consulting services to health plans, hospitals, physician groups and participants in the pharmacy benefits management (PBM) and specialty pharmacy arenas. He has also served as president of a 60,000 capitated member independent practice association (IPA) and as a senior associate for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Mike was an Austin Scholar and holds a Masters in Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.