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Payment & Delivery Innovation

Drive Toward Value-Based Care

The delivery system’s inevitable transition from turnstile medicine to value-based care requires healthcare organizations to either make significant changes or risk failure. Avalere created the Center for Payment & Delivery Innovation® to be the essential voice in helping organizations succeed in a value-based healthcare environment. For the past 15 years, Avalere has partnered with key stakeholders across the healthcare industry—from providers and managed care organizations to government and life sciences companies—to improve care delivery through better data, insights, and strategy. With the Center for Payment & Delivery Innovation, Avalere has centralized this experience under forward-thinking leadership to assist organizations in becoming best-in-class providers
of value-based care.

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  • ​Strategy
  • ​Policy
  • ​Innovation

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Josh Seidman

Senior Vice President

Josh
Seidman

Josh Seidman, Senior Vice President, advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation with a focus on using information technology to guide value-based care models. He applies his background in quality, health IT and patient engagement to accountable care, delivery system transformation and new payment models.

Prior to joining Avalere, Josh was a Managing Director at Evolent Health, where he supported large delivery system clients in quality measurement and performance improvement around clinical transformation, patient engagement and population health management programs. Prior to that, Josh was a Director of Meaningful Use at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and before that, the founding President of the Center for Information Therapy and Director of Measure Development at NCQA.

Josh holds a PhD and an MHS, Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA from Brown University. Josh currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Society for Participatory Medicine, and was a William B. Ziff Fellow for patient engagement with the Center for Advancing Health.

Alex Goolsby

Vice President

Alex
Goolsby

Alex Goolsby, Vice President, develops payment and care delivery strategies for clients across the healthcare system through Avalere’s Center for Payment and Delivery Innovation™. He supports clients in assessing the impact of healthcare policy and market forces on business strategy and operations. He helps clients engage patients and providers through medication adherence strategies and service design.

Prior to joining Avalere, Alex held management and strategy leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente and other consulting firms. In those roles, he assessed strategic, operational, and financial opportunities and developed and implemented novel solutions for payers and providers.  

Alex has an MBA from Duke University, an MSPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA from Colgate University. 

Fred Bentley

Vice President

Fred
Bentley

Fred Bentley, Vice President, advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation, providing analytic and strategic insight on issues related to the delivery of care. As an expert in fields ranging from payer strategy to hospital-physician alignment, and post-acute care, he has worked with providers, including integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, and long-term care organizations as well as national and regional health plans. Over the past five years, his work has focused on supporting health systems engage in Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery system transformation initiatives. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Fred was a Principal in the Accountable Care Solutions practice at The Chartis Group. In this role, he worked with leading hospitals and health systems in developing strategic roadmaps to guide their clinical innovation, population health, and cross-continuum integration initiatives. He also served as a Managing Director with The Advisory Board Company, managing a team of consultants and analysts who supported provider organizations ranging from physician groups and health systems to post-acute care providers.

Fred holds Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Political Science from Haverford College.

Stephen Scott

Manager

Stephen
Scott

Stephen Scott, Manager, provides analytic and strategic guidance positioning clients to transform value propositions and optimize delivery systems under new payment models. He has particular expertise in bundled payments and post-acute care strategy. He advises provider clients participating in CMS’ BPCI and CJR bundled payment programs and has experience designing analytics tools for providers bearing risk under alternative payment models. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Stephen served as a Research Assistant at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Public Health and as an Administrative Intern for Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. 

Stephen holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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