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Provider and Payer Population Health Executive Christopher Stanley, M.D., joins Navigant

March 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM EDT

Led national bundled payment, ACO, and MACRA initiatives for 17-state, 100-hospital system

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2017-- Christopher Stanley, M.D., MBA, a 25-year industry veteran with extensive health system and payer executive leadership experience, has joined Navigant as a director in its Healthcare practice. In this role, Dr. Stanley will advise hospitals, health systems, physician enterprises, and payers on best practices for implementing population health and value-based reimbursement models.

A trained pediatrician and retired U.S. Army major, Dr. Stanley most recently served as system vice president of population healthfor Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), where he successfully led population health efforts for more than 100 hospitals across 17 states. This included creation and implementation of support services to manage the system’s data analytics, care model design, and incentive and funds flow models.

“Chris has a distinguished track record of guiding provider, payer, and employer convergence in developing and implementing models that improve care delivery and grow market share,” said David Burik, managing director and leader of Navigant’s payer/provider consulting division. “He’s a valuable asset for our client providers and payers as we work with them to drive sustainable performance improvements in an industry demanding multi-segment collaboration.”

While at CHI, Dr. Stanley:

  • Led the growth of one of the country’s largest health system Medicare bundled payment initiatives from four to 35 facilities over two years.
  • Oversaw Medicare Shared Savings Program, Medicaid, and commercial payer participation across 10 accountable care organizations (ACOs).
  • Served as chief medical officer for CHI’s employee benefit plan, to include management of a seven-state clinically integrated network (CIN).
  • Initiated Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) education and participation among 10,000 physicians.

Prior to his time at CHI, Dr. Stanley served as chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare of Colorado, where he oversaw quality and cost management for over 700,000 commercial and Medicare members and led multiple payment reform initiatives, including the Colorado Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) multi-payer pilot. He also worked at Schering-Plough Corporation (now part of Merck & Co. Inc.), where he established a team of clinicians dedicated to the science and business of Hepatitis C therapy.

Navigant’s Healthcare practice is comprised of more than 500 consultants, former provider administrators, clinicians, and other experts with decades of strategy, operational/clinical consulting, managed services, revenue cycle management, and outsourcing experience. Experts collaborate with hospitals and health systems, physician enterprises, payers, and government entities, providing enterprise-wide strategic development and performance improvement solutions.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at

Source: Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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