Remedy Partners latest results show $500 million reduced cost of care and lowered rates of hospital readmission and SNF days
CMS Embraces Innovation and Competition
Steve Wiggins with Nick Bluhm and Ryan PardoSeptember 20, 2017
Today, Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, published a Request for Information seeking feedback on how to lead CMS’s Innovation Center in a new direction. Her statements reflect a belief in competition, consumer empowerment and a willingness to use waivers to enable meaningful innovation.
Remedy in the News
Remedy continues to be a strong advocate for the BPCI program and using bundled payment models as a path to healthcare transformation.>
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Chris Garcia Named CEO of Remedy Partners
Remedy Partners, the nation’s leading bundled payment company, has named Chris Garcia its chief executive officer, effective July 12, 2017. Remedy is well-positioned for accelerated growth as the healthcare industry continues to adopt bundled payments as a core value-based payment strategy.
Remedy Partners CEO Carolyn Magill was a featured speaker at the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California on September 26, 2016. More than 2,000 digital health decision makers attended to hear about the latest trends shaping the healthcare industry.
Win Whitcomb, Chief Medical Officer of Remedy Partners shares his background and thoughts on the evolution of healthcare in Five Questions For...
Darien, CT, May 25, 2016 — Remedy Partners announced today the appointment of Carolyn Magill to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Carolyn assumes the leadership of Remedy at a time of dramatic growth, as the Company expands its software and services to manage bundled payment programs.
Steve Wiggins, Chairman & CEO, Remedy Partners shares his background and thoughts on the evolution of healthcare:
What led you to what you are doing now?
In 1975 my best friend, Mike Pesch, broke his neck and became a quadriplegic and I took a job as an orderly at the Rehabilitation Center he lived in. I worked there almost every day through college and did an Honors Project my senior year envisioning a network of residential environments for people with severe mobility impairments. It led me to create a non-profit organization called Accessible Space in 1978 when I graduated. I've been in healthcare ever since.
When you deposit your paycheck, you expect your bank to process it. If you travel out of town, you count on being able to access your money from an ATM. But patients discharged from the hospital to a rehabilitation center or nursing home may not experience such a seamless transition of their healthcare information.
The Society of Hospital Medicine recognizes 2016 as the Year of the Hospitalist, commemorating 20 years since the term hospitalist was coined and the Society of Hospital Medicine was formed. Bob Wachter and Lee Goldman sparked the latent hospitalist movement with an article titled ‘The emerging role of ‘hospitalists’ in the American Healthcare System’ in an August 1996 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Several weeks later, John Nelson and I, both practicing hospitalists, formed the Society of Hospital Medicine (then incorporated in 1997).
Sheetal Shah, Director of Interoperability at
Sheetal is responsible for projects related to partner integration and data exchange. Prior to Remedy Partners, she spent five years at the US Department of Health and Human Services with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Her experience in health IT includes two years in Ethiopia leading the implementation of an administrative and clinical IT system at a university health center. She has an MPH degree in Health Policy from George Washington University and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
To be successful in this program, you will need to optimize your day-to-day workflow, ensuring that your patients receive better care at a lower cost. We at Remedy Partners believe that there are 6 Steps to Success.
Implementing a bundled payment program requires new knowledge, sophistication and skill. In my healthcare career of 40 years focused on managed care and the hospitalist specialty, my work with Remedy and bundled payments again has me facing a steep learning curve. Here I list my Top Ten "Aha!" learnings at Remedy, in no particular order.