Value-Based Care

Blue Cross MN CEO: Why COVID-19 may be making the case for value-based care

Via Fierce Healthcare “COVID-19 is making the case for accelerating the move to more value-based models of care.” “Hospitals’ financial struggles as they pause elective procedures during the pandemic highlight the weaknesses in a volume-based system, said Craig Samitt, M.D., CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.” “A value-based approach more effectively positions providers […]

Legislator Newsletter – March 2020

Medical Alley Day at the Capitol Last week, health technology and care leaders traveled to St. Paul for Medical Alley Day at the Capitol to share with legislators and their staffs how they advance Minnesota as a global leader of health innovation and care. We appreciate the legislators that stopped by to engage with our […]

Rep. Craig and Rep. Phillips Discuss Value-Based Care with Medical Alley Leaders

On February 20, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (MN-2) and Dean Phillips (MN-5) joined a group of leaders from the Medical Alley community for a roundtable discussion on the progress toward value-based care in the state as well as what barriers still exist. The Representatives asked probing questions of the group, looking to better understand where […]

For The Record with Amanda Tufano, Chief Executive Officer, Genevive

As chief executive officer of Genevive, Amanda Tufano leads a mission-driven healthcare company created to meet the complex care needs of Minnesota’s geriatric population and improve lives and health outcomes. Genevive has a team of more than 115 physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and social workers deployed throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Amanda joined […]

For The Record with Mark Grant, Vice President of Strategic Channels, Diabetes Group, Medtronic

 Mark Grant joined the Medtronic family in 2004. He is a health care industry leader that draws upon a strong foundation of 20+ years of combined experience in commercial leadership, channel development and strategic solutions. Mark is credited for his ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change within the medical device industry – […]

For The Record with Rick Kes, Partner, Health Care Senior Analyst, RSM

Rick has over twelve years of experience providing audit and consultative services predominately to organizations in the health care industry. He has served a wide variety services for organizations ranging from large organizations with more than $12 billion in annual revenue to small, standalone entities with less than $1 million in annual revenue.  Rick has […]

For The Record with Shawn Wagoner, Bind On-Demand Health Insurance

Shawn Wagoner was on the founding team and leads the Corporate Development, Networks and Sales Teams at Bind On-Demand Health Insurance. Previously Shawn led care coordination company Proximare Health and served on the management team of value based care company Carol Corporation (acquired by Optum). His experience from start-up to Fortune 100 in the insurance […]

For The Record with Marek Ciolko, Co-Founder and COO, Gravie

Marek Ciolko is the co-founder and COO at Gravie – a health insurance marketplace that has been at the forefront of providing better, more affordable health benefits for employers and their teams. Marek’s role at Gravie includes developing and deploying operational strategies and technology frameworks, and overseeing the finance, legal and compliance functions of the company. He has […]

For The Record with Jeffery Leibach, Navigant

Jeff Leibach is Director with Navigant’s Healthcare Strategic Solutions team, supporting clients as they manage the financial and strategic challenges in today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape. Jeff’s areas of expertise include managed care negotiations, pricing and reimbursement analytics, and aligning clinical and financial leadership as providers and payers weigh the transition from fee-for-service to value-based […]

Despite a Cold M&A Market in Minnesota, Deal Activity in Healthcare Remains Hot

2019 has not been a banner year for Minnesota’s M&A market. After a half-decade of record-setting activity, the local M&A scene has cooled significantly, with the lowest reported deal volume and dollar values since 2013. According to Pitchbook data, total deal count for Minnesota companies for the first half of 2019 was 35% lower than over […]

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