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Archway Health Expands Advisory Team to Counsel Providers Participating in BPCI Advanced

New Value-Based Care Account Managers Reinforce Data-Driven Advisory Support

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In preparation for the October 1 launch of the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced model from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Archway Health has hired three additional team members to deliver one-on-one advisory support to healthcare organizations and providers preparing to launch their bundled payment programs. Archway is a preferred partner to specialists, hospitals, conveners and other healthcare associations and organizations participating in all of CMS’s bundled payment programs, including those who have applied to BPCI Advanced.

Joining Archway are Alexis Bolick and Samantha Tye as senior value-based care account managers, and Tori Hakim as a value-based care account manager. The three new team members will serve as direct liaisons to organizations partnering with Archway in the current BPCI and the upcoming BPCI Advanced models. In their roles, these individuals will provide personalized advisory support to guide providers toward high-value opportunities for improving processes and outcomes, while also reducing costs.

Joining Archway are Alexis Bolick and Samantha Tye as senior value-based care account managers, and Tori Hakim as a value-based care account manager. The three new team members will serve as direct liaisons to organizations partnering with Archway in the current BPCI and the upcoming BPCI Advanced models. In their roles, these individuals will provide personalized advisory support to guide providers toward high-value opportunities for improving processes and outcomes, while also reducing costs.

“The key to success in BPCI Advanced is through data-driven insights, discovered through personal advisory services,” said Dave Terry, CEO and Co-founder Archway. “We are confident that, through their intellect and experience, Alexis, Sam and Tori will help take our providers to the next level. And, I am proud to add them to our growing team of bundled payment experts.”

All three new team members bring strong healthcare provider experience. Previously, Bolick was a project manager at Tufts Health Plan, where she coordinated the cross-functional components of large-scale projects and organized workflow. She also served as a consultant with Public Consulting Group to state-level Health and Human Services Departments on Medicaid guidelines, programs, and financial stewardship. Bolick earned a master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Management and earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy with a Spanish minor from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Previously, Tye was a business analyst in the healthcare practice of Public Consulting Group, collaborating with providers on projects ranging from hospital cost reporting to alternative reimbursement methodology development to revenue maximization. Additionally, Tye worked with a healthcare startup tackling addiction treatment to establish policies and procedures pertaining to operations, finance, and patient administration. Tye attended the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she earned a master’s degree. She also earned her bachelor’s degree at Tufts University in both Community Health and Psychology.

Prior to joining Archway, Hakim was a patient account manager with American Renal Associates. Previously, she held positions of case manager and clinical account specialist at Sanofi Genzyme. She has a strong background in Medicare coverage and reimbursement and is a CMS Certified Application Counselor. Hakim earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Management & Policy from The University of New Hampshire.

Archway Health is a growing company, actively adding professionals in bundled payments and value-based care. To find out more about Archway’s current career opportunities, please visit https://www.archwayhealth.com/careers/.

About Archway Health
Archway Health, founded in 2014 and built on a deep foundation of healthcare payment reform expertise, works with providers to design and execute care and risk management programs that drive success in bundled payment programs. Archway is currently working with leading healthcare providers participating in the CMS BPCI and OCM programs, as well as with commercial payers operating bundled payment initiatives. To support these programs, Archway works with providers to analyze their opportunities and risks and to deploy its comprehensive platform of analytics, patient tracking tools, and advisory services to ensure their success in bundled payments. For more information, please visit www.archwayhealth.com.

Archway Health Bolsters Team Ahead of Expected New Bundled Payments Programs from CMS

Additions of General Manager of BPCI, Director of Operations, Senior Client Manager, and Client Manager Bring a Broad Scope of Healthcare Experience

WATERTOWN, Mass., – September 7, 2017 – With an expected announcement of a new bundled payments program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Archway Health has hired four new team members to bolster and expand the organization’s capabilities, operations, and client services. Currently, Archway is a leading partner to specialists, hospitals, conveners and other specialty healthcare providers in CMS’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI); it is believed a new program will be announced within the next month.

Keely Macmillan joins as general manager of BPCI, a new position for the company, and will oversee the next generation program. In addition, Archway hired Tim Williams, director of operations; Jacqueline DaSilva, senior client manager; and Jackie Jacobs, client manager.

“We fully expect and are prepared for the next generation of Medicare bundled payment programs, and have added to our team to help providers prepare as well,” said Dave Terry, founder and CEO. “At Archway, we are committed to building the premier bundled payments team, and I am excited to bring on board team members that have the deep experience and expertise in this space to help improve our organization today and better position us for tomorrow.”

Previously, Macmillan was manager of government payment policy at Partners HealthCare, the largest health system in Massachusetts, where she managed public payer financial forecasting and led the government payment policy team in the analysis of performance-based reimbursement models. Among other topics, Macmillan is recognized as an expert in alternative payment models including bundled payments, ACOs, value-based purchasing, and MACRA’s Quality Payment Program. Macmillan earned a master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science from Yale University.

In addition to Macmillan, Williams, DaSilva, and Jacobs all joined the company in new positions.

Williams is an accomplished strategist in the healthcare technology industry, with nearly 10 years of experience in value-based healthcare. He will join Archway as director of operations, while also serving as product manager for Carelink, Archway’s patient-tracking platform. Previously, Williams drove care coordination efforts at MaineHealth ACO, leading development of a strategic plan for population health management. He also held senior strategy positions at RxAnte and Health Dialog. He earned an MBA from Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Economics from Colby College.

DaSilva has a diverse background in healthcare consulting, management and client relations. As senior client manager, she will guide providers in their bundled payment program design, setup and ongoing management. Previously, DaSilva was director of quality improvement at Kindred Hospital, and also was performance improvement manager with Cape Cod Healthcare’s ACO. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Care Professional School of Nursing.

Jacobs has a range of healthcare and client management experience in both commercial and nonprofit settings. As client manager, she will assist bundled payment participants in navigating their program. Previously, Jacobs managed patient accounts on a national scale at American Renal Associates, in addition to working with A Little Easier Recovery nonprofit organization for cancer patients. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

About Archway Health Archway Health, founded in 2014 and built on a deep foundation of healthcare payment reform expertise, works with providers to design and execute care and risk management programs that drive success in bundled payment programs. Archway is currently working with leading healthcare providers participating in the CMS BPCI and OCM programs, as well as with commercial payers operating bundled payment initiatives. To support these programs, Archway works with providers to analyze their opportunities and risks and to deploy its comprehensive platform of analytics, patient tracking tools, and advisory services to ensure their success in bundled payments. For more information, please visit www.archwayhealth.com

 

Media Contact: Olivia Armstrong 781.924.6714 oarmstrong@hencove.com

Boston Voyager: Meet Dave Terry of Archway Health in Watertown

Meet Dave Terry in this new feature by Boston Voyager, part of their Inspiring Stories series. In the article, Dave talks about what led him to found Archway Health. He says:

Over the years I’ve worked in all of the reimbursement models—fee-for-service, population health, global budgets, ACOs—and what I love about the bundled payment model is that it’s the only model that empowers the best experts—specialist physicians—to focus on patients who are sick, and help them get better and get back home.

And over the last few years we’ve seen that this is a better way to deliver healthcare. It's having a big impact on improving outcomes and the patient experience, significantly reducing costs, while also helping the providers we’re working with earn new revenue.

Our goal at Archway is to work with specialty providers, employers, and health plans who also believe this is a better way, and our objective is to help those folks improve care and reduce costs as they build and implement these initiatives.

Read the full article on Boston Voyager here: http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-archway-health-watertown/