Summit Strategic Solutions promotes Kimberly Kauffman to chief value based care officer

June 27, 2016

Summit Strategic Solutions has promoted Kimberly Kauffman to chief value based care officer. She previously served as vice president of value based care.

Kim KauffmanKauffman will continue to lead Summit Strategic Solutions’ clients as they transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value compensation models, including development and implementation of administrative functions and clinical operations. She is responsible for value based care and oversees care coordination, health education, quality reporting and improvement, risk adjustment and provider engagement teams.

“Kim successfully directs a comprehensive approach to managing a value based system of care that focuses on patient experience and quality of care,” said Dr. Wesley Dean, chairman of Healthcaring Ventures, parent company of Summit Strategic Solutions. “With her strong background in healthcare administration and proven ability to lead, she is an invaluable asset to us and our clients.”

Kauffman previously worked at Summit Medical Group, one of East Tennessee’s largest primary care organizations and a Summit Strategic Solutions client. Prior to joining Summit, she managed a large independent physicians’ association in Florida and worked with hospital and physician leadership to create several regional physician hospital organizations.

Kauffman earned her master’s degree from the College of Public Health at the University of Florida. She is an officer of the board of directors for the National Association of ACOs and an active member of its policy committee.

An outdoor enthusiast, Kauffman lives in Maryville with her husband, Douglas, and enjoys horseback riding, motorcycling and scuba diving.

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