Deirdre Baggot is an experienced healthcare executive and clinician. Additionally, she has expertise in healthcare business strategy development and payment. She holds an undergraduate degree in Nursing earned from the Southern Illinois University, an MBA from the Loyola University in Chicago, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Colorado. Her career achievements are evidence of her belief to excel in everything she undertakes.
Apart from her professional association with various organizations and bodies of authority in the healthcare sector, she has published over 20 papers discussing one of the most important matters that is happening of health reforms including bundled payment. Deirdre Baggot has been featured by various programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition of National Public Radio and others. She has also been a speaker in many medical conferences including Bundled payment congress, Innovation Summit, Medtronic, American College of Healthcare Executives, to mention few. Visit vimeo.com to know more about Baggot
In 2012, she was appointed the expert reviewer by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Her most prominent contributions is the engagement in promoting the bundled payments for healthcare facilities because it is has proven more efficient than the traditional fee-for-service model. Deirdre Baggot has expressed that this new model of payment eases the financial stress experienced by patients with chronic conditions. Deirdre Baggot was once working as a nurse and severally witnessed the distress these patients go through because of the piling medical bills arising from their frequent visits to the hospital and their readmissions. Some are low income or uninsured patients and they continue to receive multiple medical bills every month. She is expectant that this model shall benefit all the stakeholders in healthcare.
Apart from her involvement in CMS initiatives, she has worked for over a decade for the University of Michigan Health System. In the same period, she has been associated with the Academic Healthcare division of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has been responsible for developing programs and strategies that have benefited more than 200 healthcare facilities. Deirdre expressed that she has succeeded in her career because of her mentors, who helped her in shaping her career and in learning the value of developing good relationships.