Lisa Wagamon


Rush Health

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Lisa Wagamon has been appointed president of RUSH Health, our clinically integrated network of more than 2,300 providers. Lisa has extensive experience in both provider and payor contracting, including commercial insurance, exchange HIX, Medicare and Medicaid. Her work has encompassed strategic planning, utilization management, quality, claims operations, call centers, network development and value-based payments models. She will assume her role on Jan. 23. As president of RUSH Health, Lisa will manage RUSH’s clinically integrated network and accountable care organization. She will be responsible for all payor contracting for RUSH and for developing and managing programs that strengthen the quality initiatives and clinical integration between RUSH Health’s participating members. Additionally, she is charged with leading the development and implementation of RUSH’s outreach strategy. Lisa comes to us from Raleigh, North Carolina, where she has been a health care consultant, advising providers, investors and managed care organizations about value-based care, alternative payments, bundled payments, social determinants of care, health disparity and more. Her clients include Recovery Centers of America, Cigna Healthcare and Signify Health. During her long and accomplished career, Lisa has held leadership positions for organizations including Lee Health in Fort Meyers, Florida, SSM Health in St. Louis, Highmark Health in Pittsburgh, the mid-Atlantic region of United Healthcare and others. Her achievements are far too many to share in full, but notably include developing and implementing strategies for adapting to new reimbursement models such as value-based contracting and bundled payments.

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