Vanessa Guzman is the CEO of Smartrise Health, which specializes in all Value-based Payment and Accountable Care organization matters. She helps us make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms like ACO, MIPS and why the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is CMS and not CMMS.

She defines value by CMS’ three aims: better care for individuals, better health for populations and lower cost. She attempts to shorten the chasm between what we see as useless clicking and how it actually helps our patients.

We discuss how this can help our bottom line and help our patients to thrive and how we can use the data we collect for CMS and commercial payers to help our own organizations. We also discuss the impact of COVID and where she sees these payment models going in the future.

With almost 15 years of experience, Vanessa has helped organizations gain over millions of dollars in value-based payment related revenue – through her unique integrated strategy that creates a collaborate space among health systems, payors, technology solutions and community-based organizations.

Vanessa graduated from Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science with a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in Diagnostic Imaging. She is also certified in Quality Engineering and Quality Management and Organizational Excellence by the American Society for Quality.

For her outstanding contributions, Vanessa has been awarded the 2018 Becker’s Hospital Review “Rising Stars Under 40” and 2017 Modern Healthcare’s “Up and Comers” Awards.

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