Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Betsey Rhynhart, Executive Director, New Hampshire Accountable Care Partners

Today’s guest is Betsey Rhynhart, the Executive Director of New Hampshire Accountable Care Partners, an Accountable Care Organization or ACO headquartered at Concord Hospital in Concord New Hampshire. New Hampshire Accountable Care Partners was formed as a partnership between four community health systems in Southern New Hampshire: Concord Hospital, The Elliot Health System, Southern New Hampshire Health System, and Wentworth-Douglas Health System. In this podcast Betsey talks about her career, and how her education in public health and her background in insurance and strategy merge in her current role leading the ACO’s efforts. She talks about how the ACO is a learning organization that is helping the participating partners move toward a strategy of providing value-based care, a recurring theme we have been hearing from a number of leaders in recent interviews. Betsey provides an inside view of how the ACO was formed, how it operates, what the organization’s goals and objectives are, and what the participating organizations hope to gain from their collaboration. Betsey’s career and current role are great examples of how public health and direct care are beginning to merge as direct care delivery systems become more involved in population health models.

Links to the Podcast:
        Unabridged: https://soundcloud.com/healthleaderforge/betsey-rhynhart-executive-director-new-hampshire-accountable-care-partners
        Abrdiged: https://soundcloud.com/healthleaderforge/abridged-betsey-rhynhart-executive-director-new-hampshire-accountable-care-partners
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-health-leader-forge
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/healthleaderforge/id981989377

Podcast Outline

Education and early career
Concord Hospital
Executive Director of Accountable Care
About the ACA, the Triple Aim, and the Triple Problem
New Hampshire Accountable Care Partners
Establishing the ACO
The broad strategy of moving to value
Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Act of 2015
How are beneficiaries assigned to an ACO?
Primary Care in an ACO Medical Home
Generating shared savings
Listening to the data - the importance of analytics
Shared learning, sharing best practices
Sharing the shared savings, evolving to achieve success
Leadership, mentorship, and advice to early careerists

Links to Topics Discussed:

Concord Hospital

New Hampshire Accountable Care Partners

CMS on Accountable Care Organizations

Medicare and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA)

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Boston University's Masters of Public Health

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

American's Association of Health Plans (AHIP)

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