Innovation Summit: Speakers, Moderators, and Panelists

Information for the 2013 Innovation Summit speakers, moderators, and panelists will be updated as information is received.

Welcome and Plenary Session


Paul Rockar, Jr, PT, DPT, MS, president, APTA


Pamela Duncan, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is a nationally and internationally renowned physical therapist, epidemiologist and is currently Director of Innovations and Transitional Outcomes for Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Her research interests reflect the many contributions she has made to the field of stroke, rehabilitation, and aging. She has been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to its Innovation Advisors Program. She is an investigator on the Duke Evidence Based Practice Center funded by AHRQ. She is principal investigator of the largest NIH trial in post-stroke rehabilitation, The LEAPS trial.

Panel 1 - ACOs: Shared Responsibility for Improving Patient Care and Lowering Costs

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Moderator: Mark Hayes, Esq., shareholder, Greenberg, Traurig, is a lawyer and pharmacist with more than 20 years of federal and private sector health policy experience. Prior to joining the firm, he served for four US Senators, including more than seven years as Health Policy Director and Chief Health Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee republican staff for Chairman/Ranking Member Grassley. In this role, Mark was responsible for leading the policy development, political strategy and legislative drafting for health care issues and negotiating with the White House and government agencies. Most recently, Mark was instrumental in the development, negotiations, and floor debate on the key coverage, financing, and delivery system reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act.


Kathleen Cunningham, Accountable Care Strategies, Iowa Health System, joined IHS in the role of Executive Director for Accountable Care Strategies in May of 2011. In this role she oversees the ACO strategic plan in partnership with the regional Integrated Delivery Systems across nine markets. Cunningham has a bachelor's degree in Medical Record Administration from The University of Kansas and a Master's In Business Administration.


Michael P. Johnson, PT, PhD, OCS, is division director of the Mid-Atlantic Group for the Home Health Practice at Bayada Home Health Care in Moorestown, NJ. He is a member of the senior leadership team and involved in strategic planning, business development, operational support, and overall quality improvement for the practice.


C. Jason Richardson, PT, DPT, OCS, COMPT,  is senior vice president of Clinical Operations for Results Physiotherapy where he oversees the clinical operations and strategic positioning of the organizations 40 clinics. Jason earned his master's degree in physical therapy in 1998, and completed his doctoral studies in 2004 from Shenandoah University. Jason is passionate about eliminating obstacles that preclude patient access to a quality physical therapist and is active with pursuing innovative health delivery models that improve population health.

Panel 2 - Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Promoting Partnerships between Patients and Providers to Advance Primary Care


Moderator: Henry R. Desmarais, MD, MPA,  is a principal at Health Policy Alternatives (HPA), a Washington, DC based consulting firm. HPA provides strategic advice and technical support on legislative, regulatory and other health care policy issues to a broad range of association, corporate and foundation clients.


Carolyn Oddo, PT, MS, FACHE, serves as vice president for operations support for the Harris Health System. In that role she oversees rehabilitation services and two APTA-credentialed clinical residency programs. Ms. Oddo led the organization's efforts to achieve Level III NCQA Medical Home Recognition in all thirteen of its primary care health centers. She recently developed and implemented a new business model that incorporated physical therapists in the medical homes at the Harris Health System.


Ann S. O'Malley, MD, MPH, is a senior fellow at the Center for Studying Health System Change, an independent, research center in Washington, DC. She conducts both quantitative and qualitative research on health care delivery with a focus on primary care. She worked as part of the team that presented design options to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on the Patient Centered Medical Home.


Jeanne W. McAllister, BSN, MS, MHA, director and cofounder, Center for Medical Home Improvement (CMHI) is an adjunct assistant professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Geisel School of Medicine/Dartmouth and a fellow of the Innovation Advisors Program at CMS. A Lucile Packard Foundation board grant PI, she is also Co-PI of the National Health Care Transition Center.

Panel 3 - Bundled Payment Models: Enhancing Care Coordination by Refining Payment


Moderator: Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is currently professor and chairman of the department of physical therapy at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), associate dean for research, SHRS, and vice president for education and research, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services. He received his BS in physical therapy from SUNY Buffalo, NY, his MHS in physical therapy, and his PhD from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Delitto is currently involved in the treatment and research of low back pain, and has had many articles published on this subject. He teaches this same content to the postprofessional students in the master's degree program in physical therapy at the University of Pittsburgh.


Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, clinical outcomes research scientist and professor, Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah and a clinical outcomes research scientist with Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received her master of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis and her PhD in rehabilitation science at the University of Pittsburgh. She served on the faculty in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Pittsburgh for 6 years prior to moving to Salt Lake City. She is an Editorial Board member for the European Spine Journal and an editor for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. She is also a member of the Cochrane Back Review Group. Her research interests have focused on examining treatments for individuals with low back pain, matching the most effective treatments to various subgroups of patients, and examining the outcomes of translation of decision-making strategies into physical therapy practice.


Thomas G. Lundquist, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACPE, is CEO of AnewCare Collaborative, LLC. AnewCare aims to be the preferred physician partner as they transform the health system, promote payment innovation and improve population health. Lundquist also serves as chief clinical integration officer for ISHN & CrestPoint Health, a provider sponsored health plan where he leads network contracting, informatics and the evolution of disease management, case management, and utilization management.


Doug Moeller, MD, medical director, McKesson Health Solutions, has been a medical director with McKesson for the past 9 years working on coding and claims auditing, decision support for diagnostic testing (especially molecular testing) and episode of care.


Peggy L. Naas, MD, MBA, vice president and leader of Physician Strategies for VHA, Inc. hosted the VHA Bundled Payment Simulation Project, an empirical, data-driven study to define a knee replacement bundle and financial calculator with 15 VHA participating member health systems. She has spoken nationally on bundled payment strategies and been on a CMMI review panel for bundled payment applications. Dr. Naas also facilitates VHA's New Models of Payment and Care Delivery Network. She is a clinical subject matter expert with VHA's Partnership for Patients HEN contract and with the CMMI grant, The Collaborative Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood with Collaboration Partners.


Rob Worth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, ATC/L, president/owner, Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine graduated from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse and has been in private practice since establishing Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine in 1998, with 6 clinics in northeast Wisconsin. He is an active member of the APTA, recently serving as the President of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, and currently serves as a Delegate and Federal Affairs Liaison for the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association.

Panel 4 - Private Payer and Employer-sponsored Initiatives: Standardized Performance, Reduced Redundancies, and Better Patient Outcomes


Moderator: Karen Linscott, PT, MA, is the chief operating officer at NBCH. She is responsible for implementation of the work plan and provides oversight on all operations including financials, grants, and business development. Ms. Linscott is a physical therapist, with a BS in physical therapy from Temple University, and a graduate diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Curtain University in West Australia. She also earned an MA in philosophy with a concentration in Bioethics from Georgetown University.


Stephen J. Hunter, PT, DPT, OCS, Intermountain West Jordan Physical Therapy, received his bachelor of arts in physical therapy from University of Utah in 1984, his clinical doctorate in 2008, completed an orthopedic residency in 1995 and became board certified in orthopedic physical therapy in 1996 (renewed in 2006). He began working for Intermountain Healthcare in 1984. Currently, Mr. Hunter continues to treat patients and is also an administrator overseeing more than 10 outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stephen has been involved in clinical and quality improvement research since 1986 and has authored or coauthored more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals on this topic.


Craig Johnson, PT, MBA, Therapy Partners, Inc. has more than 25 years of experience in owning and managing independent physical therapy practices. He has held numerous APTA leadership positions at the chapter and national levels, and is the current President of the Minnesota Physical Therapy Association. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BSPT in 1979, completed his MBA program in Medical Group Management in 2000.


Patricia McDonald, is a vice president of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation. Patricia has pioneered Intel's Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative: a collaboration of local health care providers and Virginia Mason Institute bringing an engineering systems approach to improve the access, quality, and affordability of health care for the collaborative' s employees, families, and members of the community.


Cathy Zarosinski, PT, MS, rehabilitation services manager, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, graduated from The Texas Woman's University with a master's of science in physical therapy. She has been a physical therapist for 38 years and has worked in acute care, has owned a private practice and currently is the manager of Rehabilitation Services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR. Cathy has performed medical necessity reviews for a number o f different organizations. She also served on the Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board for 8 years and was chair for 5 years. She has served as a chapter president, secretary, chief delegate, and delegate and has been a member of a number of APTA Advisory Panels and Groups. Her work with Intel and the Healthcare Marketplace Collaboration began in 2009.

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