Deirdre Baggot is a seasoned expert in the healthcare business strategy and payments. Throughout her career life, she has registered tremendous success at every endeavor she undertakes. She is well-known as the pioneer of Bundled Payments. She was the brain behind the demonstration of CMS Acute Care Episode bundled payment at Exempla Healthcare. Since then, she has led consulting efforts geared towards improvements on bundled payments. The system has earned over $5 million for two healthcare forms in annual income.
Through mutual agreements with clients, Deirdre Baggot has come up with new payment models and put them to use with employers, Medicaid, and Medicare in many hospitals across the country. Her models are unprecedented regarding cost reduction, quality, and satisfactory customer experience. She is a valued consultant senior leadership of health providers and health system boards. Most significantly, she has served as an expert consultant for New York Medicaid on bundled payment pilots. She studied at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She also holds an MBA from Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Denver. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review
Deirdre Baggot is a creative inventor. She is the mastermind behind the revolutionary ‘checklist’ for patients under her care. She explained that the invention is intended to eliminate the tedious lab tests and diagnostics that she had to undertake on every patient she attended. She started making lists of symptoms and retrieving data and recommendations from medical literature. To avoid ordering unnecessary tests, she tried to match lists to patients, an approach that has evolved to date to ‘care protocol’ which saves patients from needless tests and treatments.
Ms. Baggot says that she is excited for the contribution that Silicon Valley and Private money will make to health care shortly. She is fond of watching people grow and develop into great leaders and, she hopes that she has contributed to it in a certain way.