The Chronicle Week featured Deirdre Baggot in October 2018 advising healthcare providers to adopt Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced Initiative (BPCI-A). She is the senior vice president and practice leader for bundled payments with The Camden Group in El Segundo, California. Baggot brings years of experience in medical payment processing while holding executive leadership roles in academic healthcare, and medicare and medicaid services. Her prior experience includes working for Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, CMS Acute Care Episode. She authored 20 plus essays on reforming healthcare and transforming payments for medical care. Learn more about Deirdre Baggot on Ideamensch
BPCI-A meets the qualifications for Advanced APM, including payments quality measure and participants supporting over the nominal amount of risks financially. Another qualification is the use of certified EHR technology compared to the requirements of MIPS. The bundled payment requires the payer to remit a determinate payment for services and care associated to the patient’s condition. Deirdre Baggot suggests providers immediately adopt CMS while it’s transforming to more quality and efficient risk payment models. She says Bundled Payments include a monetary incentive if physician groups meet the threshold of Quality Payment.
Physicians eligible within a group and participants of the BPCI-A program will receive the five percent yearly payment bonus. Bundled Payment is more efficient compared to traditional service fee processing that requires physicians to submit insurance claims. It will reduce excessive testing and treatment costs for providing care by hospitals, doctors, and specialists.
Deirdre Baggot said bundles are the fastest way to transition to care delivery that is value based and a payment system. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for BPCI Models 2-4 appointed her as an expert reviewer. She studied at Southern Illinois University, Loyola University Graduate School of Business, and the University of Colorado. Baggot earned a nursing bachelor’s degree, MBA, and a philosophy doctrine degree.