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AHCA/NCAL experts lead discussion on population health management

Patti Cullen, CAE
By Patti Cullen, CAE  |  September 20, 2019  |  All members

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), your national association, has recently reconfigured its managed care and alternative payment method (APM) work to reflect both broader health policy trends and terminology as well as to be responsive to member news. Managed care and APMs now fall within their Population Health Management (PHM) work area. PHM includes member technical support and staff including the new PHM Council, technical support for members interested in developing PHM lines of work, and traditional advocacy. We were fortunate to have two of the AHCA/NCAL PHM team—Jill Sumner and Nisha Hammel—lead us at our fall Board/Leadership retreat on September 18, 2019, at the Bell Museum.

Jill Sumner, vice president for Population Health Management at AHCA/NCAL, has over 20 years of diverse healthcare experience in both the provider and payer settings within the long-term care field. Jill has built and operated Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans and one of the first Medicare-Medicaid products in the country. 

Nisha Hammel, senior director for Population Health Management, has over 17 years of operational and administrative experience in post-acute care. She has served in varied roles including senior VP of operations and chief compliance officer.

The intense learning opportunity included a review of the current PHM landscape and implications for long-term care providers; a discussion of provider strategies; and a closer look at the options available to providers from data exchange to provider-owned institutional special needs plans (ISNPs). If you are interested in reviewing the presentation materials, please contact Patti Cullen at the Association office.

Patti Cullen, CAE  |  President/CEO  |  |  952-851-2487

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