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On this episode of Health Care by the Numbers, our host Todd Searls and co-host Jade Jagers are joined by Beth Mindt, ACO Patient Care Coordinator, Diabetes Self-Management Education Director and Dr. Rajohn Karanjai, Internal Medicine Physician and Co-Chief Medical Officer at Sidney Health Center in Sidney, Montana. Together, they discuss the current state of population health, and how maximizing the use of HCC coding, clinical workflows, and collaborative teamwork can be a key to ACO success. Their conversation focuses on first-hand knowledge and lessons learned with successful practice integration under value-based care.

meet your hosts

Todd Searls
Vice President of Business Development, Sales, & Marketing 

Todd Searls has 20 years’ experience serving healthcare communities of all sizes. He has led both his own and other Healthcare IT consulting companies, including leading a 250-client network of providers. He brings success in operations, marketing and sales, C-Suite and payor relationships. Todd has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jade Jagers
Regional Vice President

Jade’s background in the healthcare and non-profit field helped foster a passion for projects that connect metrics to a mission.  She completed her master's degree in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from MSU-Billings and holds CPHQ and CHFP certifications.  She works remotely from her home in Billings, Montana.

meet your Guests

Beth Mindt, BSN, RN-BC
ACO RN Patient Care Coordinator and Diabetes Self-Management Education Director, Sidney Health Center

Beth has been practicing nursing for 23 years in a variety of clinical settings, 19 collective years have been spent working at Sidney Health Center.  In 2017, she accepted a position as ACO Patient Care Coordinator for Sidney Health Center. She works as the Population Health Nurse, ACO Quality Champion and Diabetes Self-Management Education Director.

Rajohn Karanjai, MD
Internal Medicine Physician and Co-Chief Medical Officer, Sidney Health Center

Dr. Rajohn Karanjai is an internal medicine physician, who has been practicing rural medicine in Sidney, Montana since June 2002. He is Board Certified in Internal and Sleep Medicine, has a full-time clinic practice, and works as a hospitalist in the critical access hospital setting. During his tenure at Sidney Health Center, he has served as the Chief of Medical Staff on the Board of Directors, represented the organization as an ACO champion, overseen several departments as the Medical Director, and currently serves as the Co-Chief Medical Officer. In 2020, Dr. Karanjai completed the Studer Group Physician Leadership Training Program and has been instrumental in collaborating with physicians and leadership to ensure quality care is always a top priority.

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