Opportunities for Value-Based Care Organizations to Partner with Geriatric EDs

Kevin Biese, MD and Megan Donovan, MBA

Emergency care has long been disconnected from a patient’s overall, longitudinal care. Due to its unscheduled nature, emergency medicine has largely been bypassed by alternative payment models and continues to operate under fee-for-service arrangements. As health systems continue to experience pressure to decrease inpatient volumes, achieve patient outcome goals, and provide cost-effective care, the role of emergency medicine in value-based agreements is becoming a more frequent topic of conversation.

Curious about how your organization can invest in the building blocks of value-based care in emergency medicine? Want to learn more about unlocking and leveraging the treasure trove of data locked away in various sources? Watch this video from CHESS Health Solutions and subject matter experts to learn more about how emergency medicine can contribute to successful value-based agreements.

Kevin Biese

MD, MAT ( Co-PI )

Dr. Kevin Biese serves as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Internal Medicine, Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs, and Co-Director of the Division of Geriatrics Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine as well as a consultant with West Health. With the support of the John A. Hartford and West Health Foundations, and alongside Dr. Ula Hwang, he serves as Co-PI of the national Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative. He is grateful to chair the first Board of Governors for the ACEP Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program. His passion is for improved education and systems of care for older adults, and he has published multiple materials in both these areas.

Megan Donovan


Megan Donovan is an Atlanta-based independent management consultant. She helps executives turn their ideas into reality and works closely with entrepreneurs, academic medicine and healthcare policy leaders to shape business strategy and operational implementation. Megan has a BA in psychology from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated in the top 10% of her class.

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