The Friday Five – Voices in Value-Based Care Gets a Makeover
Farewell to Host Beth Houck
Beth Houck has been the host of Voices in Value-Based Care since the debut episode hit the airwaves in April 2018. HealthcareNOW Radio has enjoyed many wonderful interviews during Beth’s tenure and we wish her well in her new position as Chief Customer Officer at SonarMD. In her farewell episode Beth introduces Matt Fusan as the new host and talks about the merger of SA Ignite and SPH Analytics with Tom Lee and Amy Amick.
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Meet Voices in VBC’s New Host Matthew Fusan
Matthew Fusan is General Manager, Population Health, for SPH Analytics (formerly SA Ignite). Matt is an experienced, senior leader with more than 18 years of experience in the health care industry in both the payer and provider markets. For the past five years Matthew has been focused on the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, providing strategic consulting and developing solutions to help clients succeed with alternative payment models and population health management.
Matthew’s primary focus has been on MACRA, the Quality Payment Program and CMS Innovation Center models including ACOs, bundled payments, and comprehensive primary care models. Prior to SPH, Matthew held a variety of strategic and leadership positions at Allscripts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University.
Voices in VBC’s New Sponsor is SPH Analytics
SPH Analytics (@SPHAnalytics), a leader in healthcare analytics, empowers clients to analyze their clinical, financial, and consumer experience data to maximize their performance. SPH’s quality measure dashboards, financial risk analytics, and healthcare survey and patient outreach solutions empower clients to meet the Triple Aim. SPH is ranked a top population health vendor by KLAS and both the number one analytics firm out of the top 50 disruptive health IT companies and number one in MACRA/MIPS Technology for Value-Based Care by Black Book Research. SPH has been providing insights to clients for 35 years and serves clients in all 50 states.
SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations
This past summer SPH Analytics announced that the SPH Analytics’ population health line of business would merge with SA Ignite, forming an expanded population health and quality measurement- focused subsidiary within the SPH portfolio. SA Ignite is a recognized leader in delivering solutions that help healthcare providers achieve top performance scores and financial incentives in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program, helping their clients successfully transition to fee-for-value payment models.
Episodes On Demand
Tune in to our playlist of past episodes to hear Beth Houck and her guests discuss the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for reporting under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program. Whether you’re participating in MIPS or as an APM, Beth and her guests give keen insights and share real world experiences and use cases to help you be successful in 2018 and beyond.