Deirdre Baggot is a payment expert and business strategist who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. She studied at Southern Illinois University where she acquired her Nursing degree and later joined a business School in Chicago, the Loyola University where she graduated with an MBA in nursing. Her career dates back to 1997 where she started working as a staff nurse and resource coordinator in a memorial hospital and later rose the ranks to being a manager of the administration group of the hospital.
Deirdre Baggot is based in Denver, Colorado, a place where she moved to in 2006 to work in the cardiac and Vascular Institute as a senior administrator leading more than 450 people for four years. During her tenure, 11 new clinics were created,and she recruited the best people to run them. She later became a senior vice president in GE Healthcare Partners focusing on the healthcare payment structure. Visit vimeo.com to know more about Baggot
Recently, Deirdre Baggot discussed bundled payment expectation for 2018. She stated that the Medicare Centers should adopt an alternative payment model (APM) for value-based payments. An APM, according to Baggot, is a payment that concerns one payment for all the medical services and cares offered to one patient’s illness over a certain period that can be estimated.
From her analysis and experience, Deirdre Baggot points out that Bundled Payments for Care Improvements -Advanced Enterprise (BPCI-A) is a good example of an APM because it meets the basic requirements to be one. BPCI-A is appropriate because it utilizes HER certified technology, the payment method is the same as for the MIPS requirements, and that those taking part take a huge financial risk. The BPCI-A uses 29 in patients’ episodes and three outpatient episodes making it have a single danger track.
Deirdre states that the BCPI-A should be adopted because the CMS payments done to care providers between 2012 and 2016 in APM moved from zero to 30 percent, which is an equivalent of $200 billion. She also pointed out that the organizations should adopt an episode that they are sure has the best quality and is cost effective.