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Leading and Managing Value Based Care: Are We Up to the Task?

March 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am


The development of skills necessary to provide better health, better healthcare and lower costs will be rewarded under evolving payment models. Early findings from the Comprehensive Primary Care and the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiatives demonstrate mixed results in terms of cost reductions.  Competencies in change management, clinical informatics/ health services research and quality improvement are critical in leading system redesign to achieve the triple aims. We will discuss key skills and potential clinician curriculum using 2 examples of deployed programs, the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Total Joint Replacement Bundle.






Richard J. Snow, DO, MPH

Dr. Snow most recently served as the System Vice President of Clinical Transformation at OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio. In this position, Dr. Snow worked with system hospitals and Health4, OhioHealth Group’s clinically integrated network, to align care redesign with payment re-engineering.  Value based care projects included CMS bundled payment initiatives and at-risk and gain sharing contracts covering 180,000 lives within the integrated network.

Prior to working with OhioHealth, Dr. Snow served as a consultant with professional organizations, hospitals, hospital associations, and process improvement organizations. In this capacity he supported the development and execution of process and outcome improvement projects by providing clinical and epidemiologic leadership. Clients included the Ohio Hospital Association, in support of regional collaboratives in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, and Northwest Ohio. In addition, Dr. Snow served as a medical director for Performance Improvement at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Snow worked as the principal clinical coordinator at the Ohio Quality Improvement Organization in the early 1990’s, having oversight for the implementation of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare’s Health Care Quality Improvement Program (HCQIP) cooperative projects.  Projects were population-based quality of care studies that focused on improving systems of health care delivery within hospitals serving Ohio’s 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries. During his tenure he worked with the quality improvement team to develop and execute over 40 quality of care projects involving all 160 hospitals in the state of Ohio.


Education and Awards

Dr. Snow earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and his MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Snow is a Board Certified Family Practice and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He continues to practice at a Federally Qualified Health Center. He has numerous publications focused on quality measurement and improvement and has served on many state and national committees focused on quality improvement. Dr. Snow’s firm was co-recipient of a 2002 Ernest Codman Award from The Joint Commission, he was also co-recipient of the 2004 American Society for Hospital Pharmacists Best Practice Award. Dr Snow was awarded a Presidential Citation from the American Osteopathic Association in 2005, the Ohio Osteopathic Association Trustee’s Award in 2007 and was named one of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists of 2010 by Modern Healthcare.


March 24, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Richard Snow, DO, MPH, Primary Care Physician, Muskingum Valley Health Care; Principal, Applied Health Services


MetroHealth Medical Center, Rammelkamp Research Bldg., Conf. Room R219
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109 United States
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