SOURCE: The Camden Group

The Camden Group

August 03, 2011 15:40 ET

The Camden Group Adds to Clinical Expertise With Addition of Two Chief Medical Officers

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - The Camden Group, a national leading healthcare business advisory firm, announced today that two former chief medical officers, Teresa Koenig, M.D., MBA and Daniel Cusator, M.D., MBA have joined the company's clinical thought leadership team. Both will serve as vice presidents and add to an already significant team of nurse executives and physician leaders. The firm has been aggressively ramping up its clinical expertise and resources to help clients as they transition from a fee-for-service environment to a fee-for-value system, including assisting clients with their CMS Pioneer ACO applications and preparing for bundled payments.

"Moving from fee-for-service to value-based care involves rethinking the approach to the entire care continuum," said Steve Valentine, the firm's president. "Our clinical team, along with our core strategic and financial advisory team, has the expertise to help our clients navigate this transition, regardless of where they are on the 'roadmap.' For many organizations, this may mean working on reducing readmissions through care management, physician engagement, and establishing quality/efficiency metrics. For others further down the path, we can help with everything from implementing patient-centered medical homes and bundled payments to clinical integration and developing ACOs. Drs. Koenig and Cusator have the clinical and leadership experience to help healthcare organizations evolve, and we are very excited they have joined the firm."

Dr. Koenig most recently served as senior vice president and chief medical officer of SummaCare, Inc./Apex, Inc., the insurance and third party administrator arm of Summa Health System. Dr. Koenig also previously served as medical director at SummaCare and at Ohio Health Choice. She was appointed to serve on Ohio's Medicaid Task Force as well as the Ohio Health Care Coverage and Quality Council.

Dr. Cusator previously served as chief medical officer, clinical integration for Providence Health & Services, Southern California, where he was responsible for physician alignment and clinical integration across the California region. This included providing clinical leadership for the regional medical practice foundation and the implementation of the alignment model for independent physicians of Providence's five hospitals in California. He is a former IPA medical director and practicing internist at major physician organizations in California.

About The Camden Group
The Camden Group is one of the nation's leading healthcare business advisory firms. The firm provides a broad array of healthcare consulting services in areas ranging from strategic and business planning and financial advisory and compliance, to hospital operations improvement, hospital/physician alignment, care management, clinical integration, bundled payments, and developing accountable care organizations. Since its founding in 1970, The Camden Group has advised more than 1,000 hospitals, medical groups, outpatient facilities, and other healthcare organizations nationwide. For The Camden Group's "Charting the Course: From Fee-for-Service to Fee-for-Value," visit us online at www.TheCamdenGroup.com.