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Listen on Healthcare NOW Radio On this episode of Health Care by the Numbers, guest host Kim Holland, Senior Vice President at Signify Health, is joined by Tim Gronniger, Executive Vice President at Signify Health and CEO at Caravan Health. During this episode, they discuss the goal that CMMI set in their recent Strategy Refresh to enroll all Medicare lives, and most Medicaid lives into accountable care or total cost of care arrangements by 2030. Kim and Tim share their thoughts on the latest developments from CMMI, key policy changes, and goals that set the stage for accountable care in the coming decade.

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Kim Holland
Senior Vice President at Signify Health
 

Kim Holland is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs for Signify Health in which she is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s engagement with governments at all levels.  In this capacity, Kim directs Signify’s legislative and regulatory agenda and oversees all interactions with Congress and federal agencies, as well as state regulatory bodies.

Prior to joining Signify, Kim spent eight years with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association leading State Affairs.  In this role she was responsible for gaining consensus on policy priorities among the 36 independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans offering health care coverage in every zip code in America. She worked directly with the Board of Directors in the development of strategies to advance the organization’s goals and objectives.

Before joining BCBSA, Kim was the first woman elected to serve as insurance commissioner in the State of Oklahoma, an office she held for six years. As the state’s chief insurance regulator, Kim led numerous initiatives to improve access to health insurance coverage for the state’s substantial uninsured population. Active in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, she was elected by her peers to serve as an Officer to the organization’s Board of Directors and was a frequent national spokesperson on insurance and health reform.

Kim holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Illinois.

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Tim Gronniger
Executive Vice President of Accountable Care, at Signify Health and CEO at Caravan Health


Tim Gronniger joined Caravan Health in 2017 as the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Development. In that role he oversaw the company’s delivery and operations as well as its marketing and strategic growth plans.

Tim is the former Chief of Staff and Director of Delivery System Reform at CMS where he led the agency’s work on drug spending issues, implementation of the new physician payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and creation of new payment models among other responsibilities. Previously, he was a senior adviser for health care policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Before that, held senior roles on Capitol Hill, including drafting major elements of the Affordable Care Act.

As a notable health care industry thought-leader, Tim is a frequent speaker at national educational conferences and summits. Under his leadership, Caravan Health has become the national leader in accountable health care with clients who consistently out-perform their peers in MIPS scores and shared savings, with $120 million in shared savings returned to clients over the past two years. In 2021, the company’s proprietary technology, Caravan Coach, won a Silver Globee Winner for ‘Best Healthcare Technology Solution’.

He received a Master of Public Policy, a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University.

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