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Advocate for Physician-Led ACOs Shares Secret of Success

Posted by Matthew Smith on Jun 13, 2013 1:12:00 PM
By Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, June 13, 2013

Health Leaders Media, Health DirectionsThe former president of Advocate Physician Partners says it's a slow process to get newly hired physicians smoothly cobbled into an accountable care organization. But "culture is the main determinant" of an ACO's success.

Marty Manning built "one of the nation's leading clinical integration programs," as his new bosses describe it. The former president of Advocate Physician Partners, Manning helped design managed care contracts and other personnel ventures involving 4,000 physicians in nine hospitals within the Advocate Health Care System, based in the Chicago area. In that role, he worked to build consensus among private and employed physicians.

He did the job for eight years, and it was fun, Manning told me. "We had gotten to be a mature and successful organization … and I enjoyed the business incubation in different circumstances." In the process, he saw in accountable care organization development "so much opportunity."

So much that the prospect of more ACO development work effectively prompted Manning to leave his job. In May, he resigned from Advocate Physician Partners and joined Health Directions as executive VP to lead physician integration, clinical integration and especially ACO practices at the healthcare consulting firm based in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

He wanted to do something slightly different.

Health Directions, Marty Manning, ACO

Topics: ACO, Health Directions, Marty Manning, Healthcare Consulting, Accountable Care Organizations, Advocate Health

Health Directions Welcomes Marty Manning as EVP; Will Lead Clinical Integration Initiatives

Posted by Matthew Smith on May 14, 2013 9:38:00 AM

Marty Manning, Clinical IntegrationHealth Directions is pleased to announce that Marty Manning, former President of Advocate Physician Partners, has joined the Health Directions team. Marty will serve as Executive Vice President of Health Directions, leading our physician integration, clinical integration and accountable care practice areas.

“I’m excited to have Marty on board, but more excited for Health Directions’ clients who will now have Marty there to provide them with solutions to the challenges they face in clinical integration and population health,” said Dan Marino, President and CEO, Health Directions. “His knowledge of clinical integration and his significant experience working with leading healthcare organizations and industry executives provides significant strategic and operational value to Health Directions and the clients we serve.”

As President of Advocate Physician Partners, a venture between nine hospitals in the Advocate Health Care system with more than 4,000 physicians on its medical staff, Marty helped build one of the nation’s leading clinical integration programs.  In that role, he gained significant experience working with, and building consensus among, both private practice and system-employed physicians, leading to the successful design and implementation of managed care contracting for hospitals and physicians.

Marty has more than 30 years ‘experience in strategic, operational and financial planning. His expert knowledge of contemporary healthcare management issues provides the context for building and operating clinical integration and accountable care organizations. Prior to Advocate Physician Partners, he held positions with Advocate Health Care, Good Samaritan Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Marty has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Clinical Integration, Strategy Development

Topics: Accountable Care, Clinical Integration, Health Directions, Physician Integration, Marty Manning

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