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Direct Contracting 101: Opportunity for SNF/PAC to Lead?

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Direct Contracting is one of the newest, voluntary Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) risk sharing models aimed at transforming care delivery and moving providers from volume to value. Direct Contracting is based on lessons learned from ACOs and features of Medicare Advantage and encourages participation by organizations serving  dually eligible and complex needs populations. It provides a potential path for innovative SNF/PAC providers to lead in managing risk.  Join this webinar to learn more about Direct Contracting -- key features, participation options, beneficiary criteria, payment and quality, model waivers, and opportunity for SNF/PAC.

Meet the Speakers:

Tyler Cromer, Principal, ATI Advisory

Nisha Hammel, Senior Director, Population Health Management, AHCA

This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
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Nisha Hammel

Senior Director, Population Health Management, AHCA

As Senior Director of Population Health Management for the American Health Care Association, Nisha Hammel advises on and assists members with care transformation and innovative payment models including provider-led special needs plans, bundled payments, direct contracting and other risk models.

Nisha is a health care leader and strategic thinker with over 18 years of post-acute care experience. She has served in varied roles including Senior Vice-President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Home Health and Hospice, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy.  Most recently, Nisha spearheaded the due diligence exploration of a post-acute provider-owned Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan and led the advocacy efforts for LeadingAge Ohio.  Nisha is skilled at building critical partnerships and strategic alliances.   

Nisha has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S.W. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She also holds a Specialist in Aging Certificate from the University of Michigan.

Tyler Cromer

Principal, ATI Advisory

Tyler Overstreet Cromer joins ATI after more than a decade of experience in federal health policy and budget at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She advises clients on innovative financing and delivery models.

Most recently, Tyler served as a senior executive at OMB providing oversight and expertise for budget development and execution across the Department of Health and Human Services. She is particularly interested in payment policy and healthcare delivery system reform and in providing insights to clients building on her years of experience shaping federal policy on these topics. Tyler was in on the ground floor of many of the reforms to traditional Medicare, having led efforts at OMB related to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) since its inception until her arrival at ATI. Tyler also worked on the initial design and regulations implementing the Medicare Shared Savings Program. She has provided oversight of and guidance to various other health programs and agencies, including the Older Americans Act programs administered by the Administration for Community Living, federal policy related to electronic medical records, and the administrative budget of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Tyler has a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University.


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