Walter Morrissey, M.D., has more than 20 years of healthcare experience working as a clinician, strategic advisor, and administrator. He assists healthcare leaders in designing and rationalizing regional delivery networks, developing clinical and physician alignment strategies, and implementing clinical transformation initiatives to drive quality and value.

Walter is a frequent speaker at conferences, national meetings, and industry events. Prior to Kaufman Hall, he was a Vice President at Sg2. He spent nearly 10 years practicing as a board-certified Internist at Hines VA Hospital.

Walter received his M.D. from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Loyola University Medical Center.

Get in touch with Walter today at 224.724.3173.

 

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Using Cost Data to Optimize Clinical Decisions

As Vermont continues to move toward a global healthcare payment model, hospitals and health systems in the state are under pressure to advance their ability to operate in a value-based care environment designed to minimize cost and optimize quality.

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Coming to a State Near You: The Medicaid Crunch

In the next 10 years, Medicaid enrollment is projected to grow to 81 million beneficiaries, more than 22 percent of the estimated U.S. population in 2028. With a large percentage of Medicaid spending flowing through state budgets from the federal government, hospitals and health systems may feel that they dodged a bullet last year when attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act—and make drastic cuts to Medicaid spending—failed. But the current administration and a majority-Republican Congress are still seeking ways to reduce Medicaid spending. Financially distressed states also are looking at how funds for Medicaid spending can be diverted to meet other budget needs.
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