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Podcast 167: Why Accountable Care Models Are So Important w/ Bill Lane

May 14, 2024


Having equal access to quality health care across the United States shouldn't be a privilege, but a reality. Yet, seniors battling multiple chronic conditions often face disparities. The challenges are significant, from struggling to reach appointments to affording basic needs. Enter Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Are they the answer to improving coordinated care and reducing costs for seniors? In this episode of Health Care Rounds, Bill Lane joins John to explore how Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are transforming health care delivery, particularly for seniors.


In this episode

Bill is ilumed’s Executive Vice President of Network Development, leading the ACO REACH’s contracted provider and beneficiary growth over 200% from 2022 to 2024. Prior to ilumed, he spent over 15 years with Humana and held leadership roles in hospital/hospital system contracting, alternative payment model creation and deployment, including the nationwide lead for Humana’s adoption of CMS’ Primary Care First model. Before Humana, Bill was with the national PPO, MultiPlan for over ten years, where he held progressively responsible network leadership roles in the southeast. Bill and his wife of 32 years, Kathy, live in south Florida, where he enjoys golf most of the time and looks forward to welcoming his three grown children home as much as possible. 



John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He is leading ongoing, in-depth research initiatives on integrated health systems, accountable care organizations, and value-based care models. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the graduate College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is pursuing certification as a Fellow.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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