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Deirdre Baggot: Pioneer for Healthcare Payment Reform for the 21st century

 

Deirdre Baggot,PhD,MBA,BSN,has an extensive experience as a hospital executive and clinician.

Not only is she a pioneer for bundled payments in the healthcare industry but also the Senior Vice president of The Camden Group out of El Segundo California. She is also a member of the board of advisers for Sight medical LLC in Alexandria Louisiana and nationally recognized as an expert in the topic of bundled payments.

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Miss Baggot is an author of more than 20 papers on the subject including Healthcare reform and payment transformation. Before her rise to Senior Vice president of The Camden Group,she has spent 10 years in academic healthcare at Northwestern Memorial hospital university of Michigan health system in key leadership roles. Miss Baggot’s impressive career is accompanied by her PhD from the University of Colorado in philosophy. She also received a Masters in Business Administration with the Gregory Levert Scholar from Loyda University Graduate school of business. Finally a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Southern Illinois University.

With all of her accomplishments she has managed to improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes with an impressive decrease in costs within the medical field.

Deirdre Baggot has received national recognition for her groundbreaking work on the bundled payment issues. For her expertise she has been featured on Planet Money,All things considered and The Morning Edition National Public radio. In 1998 she came up with “The Checklist”. A checklist of sorts for each type of patient improving the quality of care and reducing over testing and treating while working as a nurse at Northwestern Memorial hospital in Chicago.

Deirdre Baggot is truly a multi-talented entrepreneur who is passionate about Healthcare. Not only does she strive to be the hardest working person in the room but also just as passionate and committed to family as well. A truly inspiring example of a well balanced Healthcare professional.

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Deirdre Baggot Healthcare Reforms are Promising

Deirdre Baggot is a respected motivational speaker and business strategist. She has gained extensive experience in working with the top organization. She holds a Ph.D. Her health care career took off upon her graduation in the mid-1990s. Dierdre Baggot uses the knowledge she obtained at university and skill acquired while working in health care institution to improve the organization performance.

Working as a hospital administrator, it helped her to raise the concern of nurses, supporting staff in a health care and patient. She was able to look for donors to fund the hospital to obtain enough health facilities at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She received recognition certificate for her extraordinary leadership skills while working as analyst and administrator at the University of Michigan.

Her passion for health care, extensive reading, and research have helped her to bring critical amendments. Deirdre Baggot gained popularity after she was appointed as senior vice president at GE Healthcare Partners as an officer managing payment system in healthcare. She is self-driven and determined in helping the public to apprehend the secret behind healthcare business. She freely participates in radio show. Click here for more Related Articles.

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Her payment reform reveries a tremendous improvement in health care sectors. She notes that the hospital that has embraced the bundled payment will experience positive change. There will be an advancement in the quality and cost will be minimized. The risk is reduced. Bundles payments are the core pillar for organization accountability and transparency. She also notes that there are limit healthcare facilities should avoid engaging. In an area that is sparsely populated, with less than one hundred and fifty patient, the health does not have enough population size to risk.

The health facilities should be willing to lower the medical expense for acute diseases. She notes that providing excellent services it needs one to sacrifice, being ready to move standard cost approaches and have a heart to value patient. Healthcare should first focus on finding answers to avoid unnecessary loss by establishing a solid foundation in all dimension. Measures embraced at the initial stage determines the success of the organization. The physician support for this reform is vital; the bundled payment will only integrate if they engage staffs.

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Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Shinto of InnovaCare Health

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health. Previously, she served with the company as the chief operating officer. Ms. Kokkinides has many years of experience designing and managing healthcare plans. At Centerlight HealthCare, she was was the chief management officer who was in charge of the managed care division. She also worked at Touchstone Health as the head of operations and was the corporate vice president at AmeriChoice, which is owned by UnitedHealth. At AmeriChoice, she responsible for the disease management and care management division.

Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto is the president and chief executive officer at InnovaCare Health. He received his bachelor’s of science degree from the University of California at Irvine, and he got his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also has an M.B.A. that he obtained from the University of Redlands.

Dr. Shinto started his career in the medical industry as a specialist of internal medicine and pulmonologist in Southern California. He served with MedPartners as the vice president who was tasked with medical management. At Cal Optimal Health, he served as a senior medical officer,and he was the operations manager and CMO at Pathways Management. Rick Shinto also worked at North American Management of California as the senior medical officer who was responsible for medical management. 2008 was the year that he joined Aveta Inc. as a member of the management team. He was later appointed to the position of president of Aveta Inc., which is where he remained until the company was sold in 2012.

Rick Shinto won the Access for Caring Award for his exceptional contributions to the healthcare industry. He was also named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and a Top Minority Executive in 2018.

InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and offers quality healthcare products throughout North America. The company offers the top healthcare plans in Puerto Rico. It offers services through two divisions that are Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. Its two main healthcare programs are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. The mission at InnovaCare Health is to provide its members with affordable and sustainable healthcare plans. It serves more than 200,00 registered members and has 7,500 network providers. The company’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan received the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011.

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