Jessica Walradt manages Northwestern Medicine’s government value-based care portfolio, which includes BPCI Advanced, the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the Oncology Care Model, and components of the Quality Payment Program. Prior to this, she led the Association of American Medical Colleges' policy, advocacy, and data analytic efforts surrounding alternative payment models. She directly supported approximately 60 hospitals’ and provider groups’ efforts to implement Medicare bundled payment programs. Jessica holds an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA in Political Science from the University of Richmond.
Too Much, Too Fast: Providers Need More Time to Operationalize Medicare's New Radiation Oncology Model
September 17, 2019
CMS' new radiation oncology payment model is slated to begin on January 1, 2020, but the significant billing changes that the model requires will require more time.
Playing the Long Game: Why Northwestern Is Participating in Joint Replacement in BPCI Advanced Despite Projected Losses
May 13, 2019
Even though Northwestern Medicine is projected to sustain a loss in the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced, it plans to participate because doing so will position Northwestern Medicine as best possible to manage future challenges in episodes of care.
September 29, 2017
May 12, 2017
As we near the first anniversary of the Oncology Care Model, CMS' bundled payment program for oncology, explore why practices are participating and the challenges they have faced over the past 9 months.