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Revisit: Impact of Value Based Care Trends

October 4, 2023

In this episode, Aaron Higgins and Jason Crosby share articles about how our providers and children are burning out, and the new cyber security rules and requirements for healthcare facilities that are being prepared by the Biden administration.

Then, we are joined by Sean Cavanaugh, CCO / CPO Aledade. Previously he served as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare @ CMS. In this special 2 part series, you’ll hear his viewpoint related to today’s independent primary care physician, the impact of Value Based Care (VBC), and how Aledade supports their practices for success in their ACO.

Guest: Sean Cavanaugh, CPO & CCO, Aledade

Sean Cavanaugh is Aledade’s Chief Policy Officer and Chief Commercial Officer. Aledade helps thousands of independent primary care practices thrive in value-based models across 32 states. Sean has previously served as the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He was responsible for overseeing the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for-service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans, and the Medicare prescription drug program.

Previously Sean was the Deputy Director for Programs and Policy in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he was responsible for overseeing the development and testing of new payment and service delivery models, including ACOs and medical homes.

Prior to that, Sean was Director of Health Care Finance at the United Hospital Fund. He has also served in senior positions at Lutheran Healthcare, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Health Insurance Access, and the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.


The podcast transcription can be found here.

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Production Assistance & Editing: Nyla Wiebe
Scripting by: Aaron C Higgins
Show Notes & Transcription: Aaron C Higgins
Social Media Management: Jeremy Miller & Nyla Wiebe
News Co-Hosts: Aaron C Higgins & Jason Crosby
Interview co-hosts: Mike Scribner & John Crew
Show Producers: Mike Scribner & John Crew

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