Sam Keeton

About Sam Keeton

Senior Consultant
Value-Based Care
Conifer Health Solutions

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As a Senior Consultant, Value-Based Care (VBC), Sam Keeton is responsible for interfacing with clients, providing on-site support and expertise to clients transitioning to fee-for-value. Specifically, he has worked with clients on ACO strategy, risk-based contracting and analyses for population management initiatives.

Prior to joining the Consulting Division, Keeton was a Client Delivery Manager at Conifer Health, where he worked with independent physician associations and hospitals on managing financial risk, improving operational performance, and provider strategy and alignment.

Keeton has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame

4 Components of Effective Population Health Management

It’s more imperative than ever that providers have population health capabilities. As health plans look to improve the health of populations and contain costs, they are partnering with organizations that help them differentiate their offering to employers or consumers. Developing strong population health capabilities can appear daunting, as it requires careful planning on the part of the organization.

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2018-04-09T15:33:48+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Navigating the Transition to Value-Based Care: Physician Alignment Is Critical to Your Success

Physician engagement and alignment are critical components for healthcare organizations navigating the transition to value-based care. An engaged and aligned physician network is a major determinant for enhanced patient care, lower costs, greater efficiency, and improved quality and patient safety. Successful physician alignment, however, remains a challenge for many hospitals and health systems.

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2018-04-16T09:57:09+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

Proven Mechanisms to Sustain Margins While Transitioning to Value-Based Care Contracts

It’s widely recognized that value-based contracts fundamentally shift provider revenue sources and negatively impact what were current profit centers. Conifer Health’s two-prong approach has helped clients employ pragmatic and proven mechanisms to sustain margin improvement during their transition period to value-based contracting..

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2018-04-16T09:54:35+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

10 Questions to Answer Before Entering into Value-Based Contracts

In many value-based payment program engagements, hospital executives jump right into questions about the mechanics of implementing specific payment models. But that's a common mistake - without first assessing the organization's cultural, operational and technical capabilities in managing risk. For that reason, we've identified the top 10 questions providers should ask themselves as they evaluate value-based contracting strategies.

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2018-04-16T09:51:53+00:00 November 9th, 2017|