Bruce Arnold, Husch Blackwell

 

Bruce Arnold counsels clients in all aspects of the healthcare industry, including hospital-physician strategic alignment, payor agreements (from both the provider and payor perspectives), healthcare joint ventures, multispecialty clinics, individual or small-group physician practices, and ambulatory surgery centers.

He also has extensive experience in all aspects of insolvency proceedings, including restructurings involving hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes and domestic health insurers.

Among his accomplishments, Bruce has:

  • Provided guidance in creating one of Wisconsin's first accountable care organizations (ACOs).
  • Assisted in the creation and implementation of Wisconsin's first regional health information organization (RHIO), the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange.
  • Guided the Archdiocese of Milwaukee through a multiyear restructuring process involving questions of first impression under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Bruce was a shareholder at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., where he served nearly 21 years as a member of the firm's Management Committee and later its Board of Directors.

Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team is immersed in your world. Our team of more than 130 attorneys has valuable real-world experience that contributes to our comprehensive understanding of your industry. We help you overcome obstacles and capitalize on new opportunities. And we develop strategic, effective solutions that make your business stronger. 

Jay Fisher, C3 Partners

Jay Fisher draws upon more than 30 years experience in health care as a consultant, CIO and software designer.  His background as a "big eight"  CPA contributes rigor in understanding, interpreting and implementing regulatory change.  His experience as a process consultant contributes to pragmatic software and compliance activities.  


Jay is the principal designer of MACRA Monitor, C3 Partners' leading CMS compliance tool.  As a leader of our team of Client Concierge staff, Jay's high professional standards and nuanced insights into regulations helps make C3 Partners services a crucial addition to our subscription-based software offerings. 

C3 Partners / MACRA Monitor

C3 Partners provides industry leading compliance software for CMS regulations, including MIPS, Advanced APM and Meaningful Use.  Our team of experts also consults with medical groups to optimize reimbursement under Medicare programs. 

Dylan Fuller, C3 Partners

Dylan Fuller  has over 20 years' experience in healthcare strategy, organizational transformation, c-level advisory coaching, and enterprise software architecture. Dylan has led large transformation programs (1000+ team members) and has designed and implemented governance models from clients sized from small businesses to Fortune x. As Partner, Dylan is part of C3's executive team responsible for the overall software and solutions portfolio.

C3 Partners / MACRA Monitor

 C3 Partners provides industry leading compliance software for CMS regulations, including MIPS, Advanced APM and Meaningful Use.  Our team of experts also consults with medical groups to optimize reimbursement under Medicare programs.  

Ahmed Haque, Aledade

Vice President of Provider Networks for Aledade’s Mid-Atlantic Region. In this capacity, I am responsible for strategy, network growth, and revenue for physician-led Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

Previously, was Director of the Office of Programs & Engagement in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Office of Programs & Engagement is responsible for leading the national adoption of interoperable health IT, including implementing programs to support delivery system reform in states and communities. This work is done through an accelerated rapid-cycle learning process which includes peer-to-peer learning, workforce education, technical assistance development, & resource disseminating, including a focus on educating all members of the community to promote active engagement of patients and their families throughout the care delivery process. These programs are working jointly with health care providers and consumers to adopt, optimize, and use interoperable health IT.

Prior to the AHA, I was with the National Quality Forum (NQF) as a program designer and subject matter expert for technical assistance and outreach related to electronic clinical quality measures and other health informatics standards used in various hospital and ambulatory quality and payment reporting programs.

I was also with the American Hospital Association (AHA) responsible for health services research related to healthcare policy and translational research on health IT. Additionally, I was responsible for program designer for web, data warehousing, and social media.

Prior to AHA, I was Founder and Managing Director of Reviving Styles, an IT start-up firm. Reviving Styles was a web development and digital strategy agency focused on helping healthcare organizations and physician groups manage their online presence and engage patients and professional audiences. 

Aledade | A New Model for Primary Care

 At a time when it’s getting harder for primary care physicians to deliver quality, personalized care to the communities they serve, Aledade offers a new model that puts primary care doctors back where they should be: quarterbacking their patients’ health care. We do this by partnering with primary care physicians to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that enable them to focus on what’s best for their patients’ health. 

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Randy Hountz, Purdue Healthcare Advisors

  

In addition to serving as director of Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA), Randy Hountz, MSM, serves as Indiana Director for the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN), a 32-partner consortium dedicated to guiding 11,500 Midwest-based providers toward value-based care. PHA is part of the Purdue University-based Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE), which serves as a national nucleus for driving high-impact improvement in health care delivery by mobilizing the intellectual strengths of Purdue faculty and partners.  

PHA provides services to hundreds of hospitals and practices and thousands of clinicians annually, while working with various state/federal agencies and advocacy groups. Randy directs PHA's four consulting and training service lines (PHA Direct, Process Improvement; Quality Services; and Health IT Security). In addition, he oversees broad federal and state-funded assistance to Indiana clinicians through the Indiana Quality Payment Program Resource Center™ for the Midwest (QPP-RC); the Indiana Medicaid Meaningful Use Assistance Program; and Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3) in addition to the GLPTN. 

Randy is a board member of Riggs Community Health Clinic and is on the Stakeholder Advisory Panel of the HRSA funded Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality Center.

Purdue Healthcare Advisors

  

PHA offers both in-person and online training and coaching as well as technical assistance. Offerings include:

  • PHA Direct -- an online platform for learning, coaching, and community building. Through this platform, PHA offers:
    • On-line process improvement training and coaching
    • Personal (soft) skill building using a micro-learning approach
    • Access to Connect – a community of practice devoted to operational excellence
  • Lean process improvement – through Lean First, PHA provides a tailored approach to building internal organizational lean capability through four levels of lean training and certification including:
    • Lean Daily Improvement – process improvement run at the point of service
    • Lean Practitioner – planning, delivering, and facilitating 1-5 day Kaizen and Rapid Improvement Events
    • Advanced Lean Practitioner – facilitating value stream management and complex RIEs
    • Lean Leader – developing advanced lean skills to facilitate organization-wide adoption of lean thinking, management systems, and culture
  • Security services – providing a wide variety of services including:
    • Security risk assessments - providing organizations overall risk-based evaluation of their protection of PHI through on-site interviews and technical reviews
    • External vulnerability assessments – periodic remote assessments to identify vulnerabilities within client’s internet facing infrastructure
    • Testing/audits – various capability including phishing, password audits, and penetration testing
  • Quality program assistance – helping physician practices adapt to new regulatory and care-giving environments, including:
    • Quality Payment Program – ensuring practices successfully attest and maximize scoring and incentives
    • Patient Centered Medical Home – assisting practices in meeting NCQA PCMH requirements
    • Medicaid Meaningful Use – continuing to assist practices with meeting requirements and gaining remaining incentives

William T. Oravecz, Stone Health Innovations

William T. Oravecz is Managing Partner and Chief Consultant of WTO Associates LLC. Bill currently serves as Executive Director, Strategic Planning & Client Experience and Corporate Compliance Officer for Stone Health Innovations

Bill’s professional experience is backed by 20+ years of Clinical, Healthcare Technology and Information Systems Implementation experience through a variety of senior management positions with non-profit healthcare provider organizations (Trinity Health of New England/Saint Francis Care), healthcare technology strategy consulting (Saisystems Health, Santa Rosa Consulting’s Strategic Advisory Group) and IT solutions consulting and business process outsourcing (BPO) firms (CDI Corporation, CTG Inc.). 

As a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Bill has been a Reviewer / Mentor / Moderator / Ambassador with the Global Conference Education Committee since 2011. Bill has also been a Scientific Program Committee Reviewer for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) since 2017. He was also listed in “17 Informatics Experts Worth Listening To” by Masters in Health Informatics/AMIA.

Bill is certified in CMS Quality Payment Programs (QPP)/MACRA-MIPS (CMHP), HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP) and Administration (CHSA), and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Regulatory Compliance for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. He holds an Executive MBA degree from the University of Connecticut School of Business with a concentration in Finance and a ScM Clinical Scientist degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Division of Biological Sciences.

WTO Associates

WTO Associates is a strategic technology, clinical program and business management firm serving healthcare providers, organizations and their patients to simplify the transformation to value-based care and population health management. Based on its 5 Core Disciplines - Strategic Innovation, Value Driven, Clinical Leadership, Patient Engagement, Outcome Centric, WTO Associates brings a meaningful and simplified approach to the implementation and management of Value-based Clinical Programs and Healthcare IT solutions that strengthen healthcare provider organizations and enhance patient experience.