Niyum Gandhi

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Leadership: Mount Sinai’s Bold Statement & What It Means for Population Health

A lot of health systems are talking about shifting from volume to value and the importance of population health. But many are getting stuck betwixt and between. The transformation carries major financial risk and is an organizationally complex undertaking. That’s why a recent ad in the New York Times Magazine by the Mount Sinai Health System got noticed for its simple declarative vision: “If our beds are filled, it means we’ve failed.”

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Terry Stone

Managing Partner, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman
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Niyum Gandhi

Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
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ACO Buzz: Program Reforms Needed to Encourage Expansion

Oliver Wyman’s latest ACO Update report found that almost 70 percent of Americans now have access to accountable care organizations. The next step in the evolution of the model, says report author Niyum Gandhi, are program reforms that allow the best ACOs to invest in expanding.

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Niyum Gandhi

Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
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Provider Transformation: Financial Reengineering & Risk Placement

Healthcare providers pursuing the transformation to value face potentially high risks to financial sustainability. For many hospitals and health systems, questions are quickly arising around fluctuating volume trends and revenue projections as the market shifts to population health.

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Niyum Gandhi

Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

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Managing Director, Guy Carpenter

ACO Buzz: CMS Moves Accountable Care From Farm Leagues to Majors

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it will be expanding its existing portfolio of Accountable Care Organization programs to include the “Next Generation ACO Model,” designed for providers experienced in coordinating care for patient populations. Oliver Wyman’s Craig Samitt and Niyum Gandhi draw from their work designing value-based systems around the country to highlight key updates.

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Niyum Gandhi

Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

ACO Buzz: HHS Pushes Providers to Tipping Point on Value

Monday’s announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that it plans to move 30 percent of Medicare payments into alternative payment models by the end of 2016 and 50 percent by the end of 2018 has put providers on notice.

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Niyum Gandhi

Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
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ACO Buzz: CMS Can Keep Innovators in the Game With Strong MSSP

This latest installment in our ACO Buzz series is contributed by Oliver Wyman Partner Niyum Gandhi, who has worked on more than 20 healthcare transformation projects. Among them, he helped a Blue Cross Blue Shield create its strategy for accountable care organizations and recently guided a large physician group in a renegotiation of its contracts to align financial incentives with patient interests before redesigning its care delivery models.

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Niyum Gandhi

Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System