2018 Evidence Report Briefing Webcast

Advanced Primary Care’s Role in Accountable Care Organization Performance

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The PCPCC 2018 Executive Report examines how the role of advanced primary care, such as the PCMH, may contribute to the success or failure of ACOs. To answer this question, the researchers at the Robert Graham Center and IBM Watson Health utilized qualitative and quantitative methods. The qualitative methods included two literature reviews and the input of an expert committee. The quantative research included analysis of the 2014 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) data set and NCQA PCMH data set.

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President & Chief Executive Officer, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Ann Greiner serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). In this role, she is responsible for leading the overall organizational strategy, managing a high-functioning internal team, and fostering multi-stakeholder strategic partnerships.  At a critical time in U.S. read more
Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation
As Director of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Ann leads the Center in its mission of bringing the consumer experience to the forefront of health system transformation efforts. Ann’s dual roles as a physician and health policy expert, give her a unique leadership perspective. read more
President and CEO , The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC)
Annette Guarisco Fildes is President and CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), leading the association's public policy advocacy mission. ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies on the federal, state, and local levels, representing the large plan sponsor perspective only. Annette is a strategic public policy and political counselor with over 30 years of experience involving complex legislative and regulatory matters in the U.S. and abroad. Annette served as counsel to Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott, advising on key tax and benefits legislation, and at the Dewey Ballantine law firm. She began her legal career at the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel. read more
Deputy Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Arrah Tabe-Bedward is currently on detail to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation as the Deputy Director. Arrah comes to the Innovation Center with a strong background in Medicare. She previously served as the Director of the Medicare Enrollment and Appeals Group (MEAG) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As MEAG’s Director, Arrah was responsible for all enrollment and appeals policy under the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS), Medicare Advantage (MA), and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) programs, and had shared responsibility with the Social Security Administration on Medicare eligibility, enrollment and low-income subsidy issues. read more
President, Milbank Memorial Fund
Mr. Koller is president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, a national operating foundation that improves population health by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best evidence and experience. Before that, he served in the State of Rhode Island from 2005 to 2013 as the nation’s first health insurance commissioner, where he and his team aligned regulation and commercial health insurance rate review with statutory authority to help promote delivery system reform, in such areas as primary care transformation.    read more
Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians
Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians, the largest physician specialty society and second largest medical organization in the United States. ACP members include 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. As EVP and CEO, Dr. Moyer is the senior staff officer of ACP and has the authority and responsibility to implement all College policies and activities. read more
Chief Executive Officer, Aledade
Co-Founder and CEO Farzad Mostashari, MD, has spent his career at the forefront of health care policy and health information technology. Dr. Mostashari is the former National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served as a distinguished expert at the Brookings Institute’s Engelberg Center for HealthCare Reform. Prior to his work at the Office of the National Coordinator, he founded the NYC Primary Care Information Project, which equipped 1,500 physicians in underserved communities with electronic health records. He has spoken and written extensively on issues affecting health IT, ACOs, and health care policy and delivery. read more
Vice President, Provider Alignment Solutions, Anthem
Dr. Pham is the Vice President, Provider Alignment Solutions at Anthem Inc. and responsible for developing and refining Anthem’s provider payment models that reduce the cost of care while rewarding improvements in quality and access. Additionally, she is focused on developing new products and networks built on a foundation of value-based care, and overseeing Anthem’s Enhanced Personal Health Care initiative, a program that focuses on patient-centered care and reimburses doctors for value-based, rather than volume-based, performance. read more
Executive Director , Institute for Accountable Care
Robert E. Mechanic, M.B.A, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Accountable Care, where he is responsible for leading its research agenda and health care learning and improvement activities. He is also Senior Fellow at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where he also serves as Executive Director of the Health Industry Forum. His research focuses on health care payment systems and the adaptation of organizations to new payment models. He has helped hospitals, physician groups and integrated delivery systems evaluate financial, strategic and policy considerations under risk-based payment models. read more
Deputy Chief Health Officer and Lead Population Health Officer, IBM Watson Health
William Kassler, MD, MPH, is currently Deputy Chief Health Officer and Lead Population Health Officer at IBM Watson Health. Prior to that he served as Chief Medical Officer for the New England Region of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he worked with the CMS Innovation Center to implement value-based purchasing initiatives to improve population health outcomes. read more
Georgetown University Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Yalda Jabbarpour is a family physician and Medical Director of the Robert Graham Center.  In this role, she oversees the visiting scholars and program and conducts research on high performing primary care and practice transformation. Dr. Jabbarpour first came to the Robert Graham Center as a Robert L. Phillips Health Policy fellow in 2015. She sees patients clinically at the MedStar Family Medicine Center in Spring Valley.  Dr. Jabbarpour received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She attended medical school at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Georgetown University/Providence Hospital family medicine residency. read more
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