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LYNN BARR

Lynn Barr is a leader in the movement to transform and improve our nation’s healthcare systems. While working at a hospital as a Chief Information Officer, Lynn organized a National Accountable Care Consortium to overcome barriers for health care providers so they could participate in innovative payment models under healthcare reform. In 2014 she formed Caravan Health to provide turn-key services to providers interested in population health programs in Practice Transformation Networks, Medicare and Commercial Accountable Care Organizations, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, and other payment models.

As CEO of Caravan Health, Lynn leads the development and execution of nationwide programs that bring better care to patients and help health care providers achieve financial success. Caravan Health supports more than 13,000 primary care providers and over 250 hospitals making the transformation to value-based payments models. In 2018 Lynn was named one of the most influential alumni by the Berkeley School of Public Health. 2018. Under Lynn’s leadership, Accountable Care Organizations supported by Caravan Health show some of the best outcomes in the country with over 90% having generated savings in 2017, and earned  38% of all shared savings among new ACOs in 2016, while covering only 17% of member lives; and, averaged  new savings of nearly $1.4 million per ACO and an average MIPS score of 92 percent in 2017.

Prior to forming Caravan Health, Lynn was a Hospital CIO, and worked as a Principal Consultant with the California Health and Human Services Agency. Lynn also has a twenty-year history in the Biotech Industry and worked in various leadership capacities and owns two patents and has five patents pending.

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College in Albany, NY and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health.

Lynn resides in Incline Village, Nevada with her husband Bob.  Lynn and her husband have three grown children. 

Featured Presentations

The Upside to Risk: Why New Medicare Risk Requirements Offer a Better Future for Hospitals.
Medicare will soon require providers to participate in alternative payment models and take on risk or face declining reimbursement. Hospitals that don’t act now could struggle to meet quality standards, lose out on market share, and fail to maximize reimbursement dollars. This session will describe how joining a collaborative Accountable Care Organization (ACO) featuring a shared governance model allows independent and unrelated health systems to work together to get the benefits of scale in a MACRA-qualified alternative payment model. 

Accountable Care Success Strategies.
There are six key strategies to succeeding in accountable care and value-based Medicare payment. Improving clinical and financial performance depends on ACOs committing to these six priorities:

  • Implement practical workflows that create sustainable population health management
  • Empower nurses to deliver preventive care and build primary care capacity
  • Maximize the power of claims data to identify care gaps and optimize quality
  • Develop a scorecard to track performance and improve clinical weaknesses
  • Maximize data analytics for successful APM reporting
  • Scale up to more the 100,000 lives for predictable and sustainable financial results 

A State-wide ACO can Make Clinical Integration Work
Several state hospital associations have launched state-wide collaborative Medicare ACOs in conjunction with Caravan Health. A state-wide Medicare ACO can improve care coordination, enhance patient care and payer strategies, and create scale to mitigate risk that will be required to avoid falling behind in Medicare payment. In this session, Lynn will explain Caravan Health’s statewide collaborative methodology and review best practices for creating and recruiting hospitals for a state-wide ACO.

What Hospital Trustees Need to Know About Medicare Risk, Population Health, and Alternative Payment Models
With a healthcare landscape that is changing more rapidly than ever, it’s important that hospital trustees understand the trends impacting their hospitals. This session breaks down the basics on taking risk in Medicare, population health, and Alternative Payment Models (APMS) into actionable information in a real-world context, so hospital trustees have the knowledge they need to lead their hospitals into the future.

The Role of Finance Professionals in Payment Reform
Hospital CFOs need a solid understanding of health care delivery system and payment reform, including MACRA, the Quality Payment Program (QPP), and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to make important decisions about their hospital’s future. This training provides an overview of these important topics and dives deeper by explaining the financial foundation of collaborative ACOs, including mitigating risk, benchmarking, and earning shared savings.

Speaker Topics

  • Delivering Value through Delivery System Innovation
  • Future of Health Care
  • Health Care Reform
  • Information Technology and Data Analytics
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Performance Improvement
  • Population Health
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workforce Issues

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator
  • Webinar Presenter