Chris has more than 30 years of experience in health care consulting and has worked with hospitals, health systems, physician practices and suppliers within the industry. His consulting focus has included financial management, strategic planning, marketing/communications plan development and implementation, hospital-physician managed care negotiation, hospital-physician alignment, market growth, program development, facility space planning, and interim service line management. He has led the implementation of more than 250 consulting engagements across the nation and maintains proven abilities in key areas such as physician relations, presentation and communications skills, project management, and proposal development. He has also presented at many society gatherings including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association and state associations.
Chris has worked on every Medicare-sponsored bundled payment initiative, from the Medicare Participating Heart Bypass Demonstration in the 1990s to the current Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI), BPCI Advanced and Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) initiatives. He led the implementation process for all of Medicare’s Acute Care Episode demonstration sites and is currently working with over 25 BPCI-, BPCI-A– and CJR-affected hospitals. He has also personally written more than 30 unique responses to bundled payment applications and has participated in numerous commercial and private payer bundled efforts.
Before beginning his health care consulting career, Chris spent 12 years in the travel business on both the airline and travel management sides of the equation. He attended the School of Travel Industry Management in the College of Business Administration at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa and graduated with a BS degree in international business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.