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On this episode of Health Care by the Numbers, our host Todd Searls and co-host Dr. Ashok Roy are joined by Shawn Rhodes, Director of Clinical Integration at Med Center Health.  Together, from a provider and a health care executive point of view they take a deep dive into the current state of value-based care contracts with respect to Medicare. Their discussion focuses on their first-hand knowledge and lessons learned with physician contracting under value-based care, and challenges, especially those that relate to renegotiating employed and/or specialist contracts.  The speakers also share their experiences building and motivating care teams to consistently achieve target metrics that result in better patient care.   

meet your hosts

Todd Searls
Vice President of Business Development, Sales, and 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.

Ashok Roy, MD, MPH, MBA
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ashok Roy is a practicing board-certified internal medicine physician who joined Caravan Health as the Chief Medical Officer in August 2020. Dr. Roy comes with over 20 years of experience in population health, healthcare consulting and healthcare administration during his work with healthcare systems, payers, outpatient clinics and governmental/military organizations. His passion is around using data to create patient-specific clinical experiences, leading to improved patient outcomes and satisfaction while decreasing unnecessary utilization and healthcare costs.

After residency, Dr. Roy was involved in establishing the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange and setting up subsidy schedules for Medicaid offerings. Later on, he worked for Deloitte Consulting on improving patient care workflows and tailoring EHRs to complement these workflows. Dr. Roy also led a multidisciplinary team sanctioned by the U.S. Congress to study best practices in treating soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with traumatic brain injury and psychological health.

Dr. Roy was able to gain insight in inpatient medicine and managing cultural and organizational changes while working as CMIO and associate CMO at Southern Maryland Hospital as it was being integrated into the MedStar Healthcare System. Most recently, Dr. Roy was the Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Solutions & Analytics at Lumeris. He was in charge of analyzing potential value-based opportunities among healthcare systems and designing clinical programs to help address those opportunities. He helped the operations team assist these healthcare systems to implement these programs by adapting to the resources and culture of participating clinics, and making sure that timely, accurate and actionable dashboards were created to measure progress.

Dr. Roy received his medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s- Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City. He also received his Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

meet your Guest

Shawn Rhodes
Director of Clinical Integration, Med Center Health

Shawn has more than twenty years of administrative, engineering, operations, consulting, and development experience in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. Exceptional communication and relationship building skills, Shawn is adept at creating adult learning environments. 

His experience technology, teamwork, and leadership proven his skills as an innovator and agent of change. Shawn has a talent for breaking down silos, making complex cross-functional projects successful, and is driven by the opportunity to add measurable value.

Specialty experience includes but not limited to: Change management, operations design development and process re-engineering, productivity and expense management, team facilitation and building, organizational & leadership development, and lean methodologies.

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