Amerigroup Tennessee chooses Aspire for palliative care services

Amerigroup Tennessee has contracted with Aspire Health to provide Medicaid members with palliative care services.

Through the deal, terms of which were not disclosed, Aspire Health clinicians will work with Amerigroup members' primary care doctors to provide services for patients with serious illnesses. The Nashville company was launched by former U.S. Senator Bill Frist in 2013.

“Aspire Health’s purpose is to provide an extra layer of support to Amerigroup members and their families as they deal with serious illness, and to ensure that they receive the care that is best for them, in the location that works best for them, at the time they need it,” Brad Smith, Aspire Health CEO, said in a release. “We are confident that our work with Amerigroup will revolutionize care for people who are seriously ill, and help people live longer, better lives.”

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New population health venture for Frist

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Obama talks health care in Madison

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Aspire Health lands $15M

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Health Care Council names 2015 Fellows class

The Nashville Health Care Council has named its third class of Nashville Health Care Council Fellows. The 2015 Fellows program, held between January and May, will focus on health care policy, reform, reimbursement shifts, technology and population health management, among other topics. The class comprises 36 local and regional health care leaders.

"The 2015 Fellows include some of the industry's best and brightest leaders with experience and industry focus spanning all sectors of health care," Bill Frist, Fellows co-director, said in a release. "These individuals have a challenging task ahead, and I look forward to the meaningful discussions and debate on our nation's health care that will come from our rigorous curriculum."

For more info on the Fellows program, click here for a Q&A with co-director and director of health affairs at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, Larry Van Horn.

The members of the 2015 Fellows class are:

• Oran Aaronson, M.D. – Medical Director, Vanderbilt Spine Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
• Gregg Allen, M.D. – Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, MedSolutions
• Greg Allen – General Manager, Cigna-HealthSpring
• Bill Baucom, M.D. – Summit Medical Associates
• Bill Brown – Chief Executive Officer, Entrada
• Dave Caluori – Principal, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
• Nick Coussoule – Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
• Mike Cuffe, M.D. – President and Chief Executive Officer, Physician Services, HCA
• Michael Dal Bello – Partner, Pritzker Group
• Rebecca Dexter – Vice President, Market Performance and Account Management, Healthways
• Lisa Doyle – Vice President, Human Resources, HCA
• Joel Galanter – Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Aegis Sciences Corporation
• Rachel Haithcoat – Director - Mergers & Acquisitions, DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc.
• Mark Harris, Ph.D. – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, NextGxDx
• Darren Hodgon – Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, United Healthcare
• Rusty Holman – Chief Medical Officer, LifePoint Hospitals
• Debbie James – President and Chief Executive Officer, Vivere Health
• Phil Johnston – Dean, College of Pharmacy, Belmont University
• Ed Jones – President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthTrust
• Kris Joshi, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President, Emdeon
• Neil Kunkel – Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Capella Healthcare Inc.
• Mark Lamp – Chief Executive Officer, American HomePatient
• Julie Lampley – Attorney, Butler Snow LLP
• Helen Lane – Executive Vice President & Partner, c3/consulting
• Darren Lehrich – Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
• Wendy Long, M.D. – Deputy Director, Health Care Finance and Administration, State of Tennessee
• David Massaro, M.D.  – Deputy Chief Medical Officer, VA MidSouth Healthcare Network
• Ken Misch – Chief Financial Officer, MEDHOST
• Anna-Gene O'Neal – President and Chief Executive Officer, Alive Hospice
• Bill Paul, M.D. – Director, Metro Public Health Department
• Beth Ratliff – Senior Vice President, Premise Health / CHS Health Services
• Saurabh Sinha – Chief Executive Officer, emids
• Lloyd Smith – Partner, PwC
• Paul Smith – Vice President, Division VI Operations, Community Health Systems
• Harsh Trivedi, M.D. – Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, VUMC
• Erin Wilkins – President, Southeast Region, Press Ganey

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Cressey & Co. closes $615M capital raise

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Aspire Health raises more capital

Frist-backed venture looks to build national network
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