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Children’s to focus network strategy on value based models

February 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin recently announced that network strategy will be overseen by Bob Duncan, executive vice president. The change will put more focus on value based models of reimbursement, compared to fee for services.

“Bob has done amazing work establishing Children’s population health program and expanding our health plan,” said Peggy Troy, president and CEO. “His new responsibilities are a reflection of the rapidly changing health care environment and will allow Children’s to be nimble in our operations while we remain focused on our vision that children in Wisconsin be the healthiest in the nation.”

Under the change, Duncan will be responsible for network strategy, including payer relations, network negotiations and expanded health care products offerings through Children’s Community Health Plan. He will continue to oversee payment innovation and population health services, in addition to the organization’s Community Services programs, which include community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services, family resource centers and injury prevention.

Prior to joining Children’s in 2010, Duncan served as director of the Governor’s Office of Children’s Care Coordination for the state of Tennessee. A key responsibility in that role was overseeing the state’s effort to improve the health and welfare of children, including Tennessee’s health insurance program, which provided free, comprehensive health coverage for qualifying children 18 and younger. He also spent 14 years in a variety of capacities at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare System in Memphis, Tennessee, where his responsibilities included directing pediatric services, overseeing coordinated school health programs, and managing advocacy programs, outreach initiatives and physician clinics.

He received his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Memphis and his master’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He also completed the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program.

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in nine specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2014, Children’s invested more than $102 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 
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