WILEMS RESOURCE GROUP
HEALTH CARE Compliance & engagement Solutions
Susan & Tom – if you are reading this, please know that I love you. You are terrific in-laws. This was written in good fun. You obviously inspire me!
Did you read the magazine article or the blog post yet? You know, the one telling you about how to make the holidays less stressful. I’m sure Savannah and Matt have already featured how to avoid talking about divisive topics at the dinner table…no health care, no politics, no gun rights, no civil rights. But we all know what happens when you run out of ways to rave about Nana’s famous green Jell-O casserole. Someone (typically, my husband who I specifically asked NOT to throw gasoline on that fire) veers away from the Jell-O to light a match… “so how about that tax bill and these health care policies?” Boom.
My in-laws happen to be rather well versed in health care – my father-in-law sells group health insurance and my mother-in-law is a practice manager for a General Practitioner who sees many Medicare patients. They live and operationalize health care every day which means that they have strong (and valid) opinions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). I too have strong opinions about the ACA and CMS since I’ve spent many years implementing and building engagement programs for Medicare Shared Savings Program and Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). So as my husband opens that can of cranberries and the heated discussion begins, what do I say?
The following are my talking points that may help me live long enough to taste the blackberry cobbler (feel free to borrow any of these that apply to you):
Happy Thanksgiving! May your holiday be filled with joy, laughter, and only minor altercations.
Wilems Resource Group is a boutique consulting firm specializing in Compliance and Engagement solutions for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Next Generation ACO Model. We measure success on our ability to help our clients understand program requirements, determine the appropriate level of acceptable compliance risk, and create programming that meets all regulatory requirements. We build customized compliance and engagement programs for ACOs, physicians, practice managers, and beneficiaries. We are #raisingourlegacy.
Maddie Short, Wilems Resource Group