Privia Health, LLC, a national physician practice management and population health company announced today that Dr. Clay Ackerly, former Chief Clinical Officer of naviHealth, Inc., joins Privia Health as the organizationâ€™s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Ackerly has extensive experience driving value in risk-arrangements across the care continuum, and joins Privia to further advance the innovative strategies within Priviaâ€™s value-based platform.
â€œPrivia has the right mission and vision – as well as a proven track record – of enabling physicians to successfully care for and deliver personalized care to their patients. In an era marked by uncertainty, change and administrative burden, the arrival of such a simple, patient-centered and physician-driven platform couldnâ€™t be more timely,â€ said Dr. Ackerly. â€œIâ€™ve worked in the population health space for more than 15 years, and Iâ€™m thrilled to help Privia build upon its current population health platform. Privia exists to help physicians provide high quality, affordable care to their patients, and to help physicians thrive in â€“ not just survive through â€“ a value-driven healthcare world, is a mission I look forward to building upon.â€
Most recently, Dr. Ackerly served as the Chief Clinical Officer for naviHealth, Inc., a national post-acute management company. In this role, Dr. Ackerly worked across 26 states, with over 100 hospital partners, and thousands of post-acute partners to improve the quality and experience of care for over 2 million post-discharge patients. Prior to naviHealth, Dr. Ackerly served as Associate Medical Director for the Population Health division of Partners Healthcare, where he was responsible for risk-based contract performance for 500,000 covered lives, as well as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Ackerly also worked for the Federal Government, including CMS, the FDA, and the White House where he focused on health information technology and quality improvement programs.
As CMO, Dr. Ackerly will collaborate closely with the physicians of Privia Medical Group, one of the fastest growing multispecialty medical groups in the country. Privia Medical Group doctors have a shared vision of improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of care delivered to their patients. This vision is made possible by using sophisticated technology, a team-based approach, and unique population health management programs.
â€œClayâ€™s dedication to innovative, value-based care is a great asset to the Privia team as we advance our vision to change the delivery of healthcare in the markets we serve,â€ said Jeff Butler, Founder & CEO of Privia Health.
â€œPrivia will certainly benefit from Clayâ€™s deep experience in Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial risk programs; but most importantly, Clayâ€™s a good person, and shares a values and mission set that aligns perfectly with that of our team and physicians. We look forward to working with Clay to advance the â€œquadruple aimâ€ of improved patient experience, better clinical outcomes, lower costs, and enhanced provider satisfaction.â€