Deirdre Baggot, MBA, Ph.D. is a top healthcare business policymaker and payment expert who hails from Denver, Colorado. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from South Illinois University and earned her MBA from Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business in Illinois in addition to a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Denver.
Deirdre career life started at the Northwest Memorial Hospital In 1997. She served as a resource coordinator as well as the head of the hospital’s administration group. After about six years of working in the hospital, she moved on to Ann Arbor, Michigan where she joined the University of Michigan Health System. Here, she worked as an administrative manager as well as a business analyst. During her tenure, she was recognized and awarded several accolades for her outstanding leadership qualities in addition to sigma certification. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review
Ms. Deirdre Baggot has been invited as a keynote speaker for various medical conferences. These comprise of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Heart Association, Innovation Summit, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Bundled Payment Congress, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Bundled Payment summit.
As one of the most respected voices in the health care payment reform, Ms. Baggot drew her experience as a hospital executive and a clinician who pioneered bundled payments by taking center stage in the CMS Acute Care Episode demonstration at Exempla Healthcare. Deirdre has also led and built consulting practices that generated over $5 million in annual revenue for two firms.
Ms. Baggot has written various papers on the subject of payment transformation, healthcare reform, and bundled payments. Her expertise is highly sought and has featured on All Things Considered, Planet Money, and Morning Edition of National Public Radio. In 2012, she was appointed by CMS as an expert reviewer for Bundled Payments Models.
Throughout her career, Deirdre developed client relationship, planned and executed strategies and programs for sixty bundles and 200 hospitals. Such efforts resulted in improved patient experience and clinical results, at reduced costs. As a result, both hospitals and physicians shared in the savings.
Additionally, she acts as an advisor to top leadership and health boards.