About the Webinar

In a recent webinar, Remedy Partners discussed the ongoing post-acute care challenges facing many health systems, provider organizations and Medicare managed care plans in financial risk arrangements. This is the first of our Executive Webinar Series: Transforming Healthcare with Value-Based Payment & Benefit Strategies.

This webinar will cover:

  1. The challenges to providing high-quality, post-acute care and the learnings from one of the nation's largest healthcare delivery systems
  2. The steps Medicare managed care organizations are taking to improve post-acute care outcomes
  3. A real-life example of how to successfully implement care management protocols to significantly improve outcomes for patients in skilled nursing facilities
  4. Innovative solutions to improve post-acute care and ways to succeed with alternative payment models

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Original Air Date: June 28, 2018


Gene Huang 

Senior Vice President, Partner Development, Remedy Partners

Secretary Shulkin
Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Former President of Morristown Medical Center
John Gorman
Founder & Chairman,
Gorman Health Group
Michael Demagall
Vice President of Population Health & Business Development,
Saber Healthcare Group
More on the speakers:
Gene Huang

Gene led the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Model 3 bundled payment business for Remedy Partners and has been with the company since July 2012. In addition to continuing to manage Remedy’s relationship with post-acute providers, Gene is also working to leverage Remedy Partners' post-acute expertise and assets to help drive better outcomes and performance for Medicare Advantage plans. Prior to joining Remedy Partners, Gene was the President and Chief Development Officer for a large multi-state physician practice business focused on home visits by physicians and nurse practitioners to Medicare FFS, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Dual Eligible beneficiaries. His other leadership roles with healthcare providers include being COO of Opticare Eye Health and Vice President of Health Facilitation for CIGNA HealthCare with P&L responsibility for CIGNA’s 24-hour telephonic nurse line. For health plans, Gene served as the CEO for Citrus Health Care in Tampa, FL during a successful turnaround and acquisition of a Medicare Advantage, managed Medicaid and nursing home diversion business. He also served as the SVP of Operations and Development for Aveta, a Medicare Advantage health plan developing Chronic Special Needs Plans, where he led all business development and partnership activities as well as group, physician and hospital contracting initiatives. In 1993, Gene launched Oxford Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage plan and grew it into an $850 million business in three years. Gene serves on the Board of Directors of ReferWell, a tech enabled referral management company, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University and Masters in the Management of Technology from M.I.T.

Secretary Shulkin

Secretary Shulkin was nominated by President Trump to serve as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 13, 2017. During his HIMSS18 keynote, Secretary Shulkin will talk about medical care for veterans, as well as the changes and innovations occurring at the VA. Prior to his confirmation as Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as VA’s Under Secretary for Health for 18 months, leading the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with over 1,700 sites of care serving nearly nine million Veterans. Before he began his service with the VA, Dr. Shulkin held numerous chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Shulkin has held numerous physician leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He has also held academic positions including Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Shulkin founded and served as Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, one of the first consumer-oriented sources of information on quality and safety in healthcare. A board-certified internist, Dr. Shulkin is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and he completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and a residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. He also received advanced training in outcomes research and economics as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shulkin has been named as one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country” by Modern Healthcare. He has also previously been named among the “One Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare.” He has been married to his wife, Dr. Merle Bari, for over 30 years. They are the parents of two grown children.

John Gorman

John Gorman is Founder and Executive Chairman at Gorman Health Group (GHG). In this role, he has led the development and launch of several entrepreneurial ventures in both software and business process outsourcing in government health programs. John’s work focuses on government health programs strategy, cultural transformation within health care companies, governance and turnaround of distressed health plans. John brings GHG clients more than 25 years of experience in government-sponsored health program strategy, compliance and operations. GHG has become the leading professional services and solutions firm for government-sponsored health care, providing leadership and expert strategic, operational and technology-based solutions in nearly twenty years of continuous operations and growth. Under the mantra of “better to be new than improved,” GHG has redefined solutions in risk adjustment, enrollment/ eligibility/ membership reconciliation, beneficiary marketing, sales agent compliance and management and online training. The company now pursues several ventures annually and sources acquisitions and investments for multiple private equity firms. John speaks at dozens of industry and investment community conferences each year, reaching thousands of senior healthcare executives with his predictions about the evolving government-sponsored managed care market. He is regularly quoted in the trade press and national media, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and serves on the editorial advisory boards of several industry publications. Prior to founding his own company in 1996, John served as Assistant to the Director of Health Care Financing Administration’s (HCFA) Office of Managed Care, where he provided day-to-day management and served as the external liaison for the Medicare and Medicaid managed care programs. During the 1993 debate on national healthcare reform, John was chief lobbyist on healthcare financing issues for the National Association of Community Health Centers, an organization of federally-funded primary care clinics for the medically underserved. Prior to that, John served as Press Secretary and Staff Director for U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), then-Chairman of the Government Operations Committee.

Michael Demagall

Michael Demagall is the VP of Population Health & Business Development for Saber Healthcare Group, a super-regional, post-acute and seniors housing operating company, which currently operates over 115 skilled nursing facilities and assisted living centers across seven states. Focused on creating sustainable value based clinical and operational outcomes and objectives, he helped lead Saber into the future of quality and payment reform ensuring that Saber facilities are poised to provide value to its partners, hospitals, physicians, CMS, Managed care organizations and the communities in which they serve. Mr. Demagall has over 20 years in healthcare and much of that he has served in various roles while always having a focus and an eye for where the future of healthcare is heading. Mr. Demagall lives in Aurora, Ohio with his wife, Darlene and two beautiful children, both of whom are highly involved in school, community and sports. Mr. Demagall has coached over 30 sports programs locally in the community and enjoys developing love for the games, teaching responsibility and leadership. He currently serves on the Mature Service Board of Directors in Akron, Ohio, and has been a past board member and President for University Hospital Bedford Medical Center Senior Services Board. When not working, Mr. Demagall likes to golf, travel and continue learning. Michael Demagall can be reached at mike.demagall@saberhealth.com.