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Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization appoints new members to leadership team

June 17, 2015 News Releases

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO), has named Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA, as Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and Jeanette Flood as Vice President of Payor Relations.

“We welcome these two outstanding health care leaders to our organization and value their experience and insight as we continue strengthening our organization’s role in ensuring the health care community delivers value-based care throughout the Greater Philadelphia area to support and advance population health in our region,” said Katherine Schneider, MD, MPhil, FAAFP, President and CEO, Delaware Valley ACO.

Dr. Kaminski most recently served as Medical Director, Primary Care and Medical Specialties, AtlantiCare Physician Group, and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Health Solutions Accountable Care Organization, AtlantiCare. Prior to that, he was the Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. In his new role, Dr. Kaminski will develop, deploy and champion a transformational clinical strategy for improving population health outcomes, quality and experience of care, and cost of care for the populations served by DVACO. He will lead all care management and care transformation initiatives and lead physician engagement strategies.

Dr. Kaminski’s degrees include an undergraduate degree in Psychology/Zoology from University or Michigan, a medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Concentration in Medical Services Management, from Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Education. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Kaminski is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

As Vice President of Payor Relations, Flood will be the primary contact for all DVACO’s payor negotiations and relationships. In addition, she will serve as a key leader in understanding value based, population health agreements and to create an organization-wide strategic approach to current and anticipated ACO initiatives. Flood has more than 20 years of experience in managed care contracting and hospital and health plan operations, including as Assistant Vice President, Payer Contracting for Jefferson University Hospitals, Network Manager at Aetna and a Director at Cooper University Hospital. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Chapman University in Orange, CA.

About Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) is a limited liability company that is owned by Main Line Health, Jefferson University and Hospitals, Holy Redeemer Health System, Doylestown Health, and Magee Rehab. DVACO’s purpose is to enhance the quality of health care and reduce the growth rate of health care costs by acting as a convener, accelerator, and provider of the foundation needed to assist its participating members to transition from fee for service model, a business model focused on volume to a model focused on population health.

DVACO operates under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) through an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Currently DVACO is the region’s largest Medicare ACO with more than 430 primary care physicians and over 65,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Additionally, DVACO currently holds three performance-based contracts with private payers—enhancing DVACO’s total number of beneficiaries to above 100,000—a number that will likely increase in the future as DVACO participates with additional insurance payers in population health contracts.