When it comes to matters health care and reform, Deirdre Baggot is one of the respected voices in the field. She is an experienced clinician and hospital executive who initiated bundled payments by leading the SMS Acute Care Episode demonstration at Exempla Healthcare. Deidre has been carrying out top consulting practices aimed at bundled payments and payments innovations, which have generated annual revenues amounting to more than $5 million for two firms that deal with healthcare.
Deirdre Baggot is also credited with the development of new payment models with employers, Medicaid, Commercial payors in more than 200 hospitals, and this has enabled her to create long-term collaborative relations. Her results are considered as the best in the country when it comes to cost reduction, improved quality, as well as improving patients’ experience using care model transformation View Deirdre Baggot’s profile on Linkedin
Deirdre has served as the Expert Reviewer for CMS handling the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative. She was also the New York Medicaid Advisor on bundled payment pilots.
Her career journey started in 1997 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was the resource coordinator, staff nurse, and the manager of the hospital’s administration group. She worked at this hospital for six years and later moved to Ann Arbor in Michigan where she joined the University of Michigan Healthcare System. She served in the capacity of a business analyst for the organization as well as its administrative manager. Deirdre received recognition for her efforts and outstanding leadership in safety. She also earned a Lean/Six Sigma certification.
Deirdre moved to Colorado in 2006 where she worked as the administrator of the SCL Health’s Cardiac and Vascular Institute. She was in charge of different areas like business development, acquisition, recruiting, payer construction, marketing and so on. Her four-year stint enabled this organization to open 11 clinic locations and recruited people who were vital additions to the team. Deidre Baggot has appeared in several NPR shows.
Deidre Baggot holds a Ph.D., MBA, and a BSN. She at Southern Illinois University and graduated with a degree in nursing. She earned her MBA from the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University in Chicago. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Denver. She has written more than twenty papers that revolve around bundled payments transformation and the healthcare reforms. She has also given keynote speeches on several medical conferences, some of which include Healthcare Financial Management Association, Innovation Summit, Pay-for-Performance Summit, American Heart Association and many more.