Deirdre Baggot is an experienced clinician and hospital executive. She became a pioneer for bundled payments after leading the CMS Acute Care Episode or ACE. Her work led to the leadership and growth of numerous practices focusing on bundled payments and payment reform innovations for two advisory firms in the field of healthcare. She has been responsible for the development of client relationships, implemented strategies and programs for sixty bundles and 200 hospitals. She has improved clinical outcomes and the patient experience while lowering the cost for hospitals and doctors.
Deirdre Baggot has been recognized nationally for her groundbreaking work in the medical field for bundled payments. She has received invitations to be the keynote speaker at a lot of medical conferences. This includes the American Heart Association, Innovation Summit and Bundled Payment Summit. She has written more than twenty papers regarding bundled payments, healthcare reform and payment transformation. She has been featured on National Public Radio, All Things Considered and Planet Money. She served Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Health System at The University of Michigan for ten years in academic healthcare. Follow Deidre Baggot on Instagram
Deirdre Baggot was educated at the University of Colorado and received her Doctor of Philosophy degree. She earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration at Chicago’s Loyola University. She is a Gregory LaVert Scholar and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She understands the helpless feeling from taking care of an extremely sick patient. She had a patient when she served Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital and did not know why he was sick. She tried to figure out what the issue was with more diagnostics, labs and tests. This led to a checklist she followed to improve care and reduce excessive treating and testing.
Ms. Baggot has spent a lot of time in conferences and meeting for the past fifteen years. She prioritizes her work, has checklists and deadlines. She conducts research and reads to bring an idea to life. She takes her ideas to a team to advance her thinking and receive guidance. She believes is solving problems and sees a lot of waster and duplication in the field of healthcare.