Strategic Value of Value

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nThrive recently partnered with the National Rural Health Association on Nov. 6 to host a webinar on value-based care. “The Strategic Value of Value” was presented by nThrive Chief Medical Officer Carl E. Couch, MD, MMM, who is an expert in population health and helped to launch a successful accountable care organization (ACO).

In the presentation, Dr. Couch explains, in simple terms, that value equals quality over cost. However, he adds that value means different things to different stakeholders. In this webinar he discusses the meaning of value to providers, payors and patients and why it is important to recognize the needs and concerns of all to implement a successful value-based care initiative. He also discusses essential requirements to achieve comprehensive population health results, calling out population segmentation, clinical integration and disease management nurses as particularly crucial when investing in value-based care.

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Presenter:

Dr. Carl Couch

Dr. Carl E. Couch MD, MMM, FAAFP Chief Medical Officer, nThrive

Dr. Carl E. Couch MD, MMM, FAAFP, is chief medical officer for nThrive. In his role, Dr. Couch is responsible for industry thought leadership, building relationships and strengthening nThrive’s industry presence with his deep industry knowledge and stature. Like all of our leadership and colleagues, we look to him to help expand and deepen the nThrive community engagement program both internally and externally.

An active family physician for 39 years, Dr. Couch previously served as Vice President of Innovation at Baylor Scott & White Health. He was also immediate past President of Baylor Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated Accountable Care Organization (ACO) of over 5,000 physicians and 46 hospitals aligned with Baylor Scott & White Health Care System.

As founding President of a large, successful Accountable Care Organization, Dr. Couch is a recognized authority in ACO formation, development, and management and author of the 2016 ACO book, Accountable.

Dr. Couch was an AOA graduate of the University of Florida Medical School and attended postgraduate training at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He then received his Master of Medical Management from Tulane University in New Orleans.