MHA Executive Forum

This quarterly forum was created to provide networking and learning opportunities for MHA's C-suite members.

Special thanks to Caravan Health for sponsoring this meeting! The meeting will be held at the MHA Conference Center in Madison.

To register, please email Shawn Rossi at with your name, title, email and direct phone number.


9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Networking Brunch

10 a.m. - Noon - Shannon Calhoun, Vice President of Business Development Caravan Health

Medicare & Population Health: Hospital Strategies for Financial Success

This session will explore how population health strategies  and Medicare initiatives can help hospitals pave the way for the transition from fee-for-service to a value-based payment model.  It will review key population health strategies including chronic care management, annual wellness visits, and transitions in care, and explain how hospitals can integrate behavioral health services into primary care as part of an overall value-based strategy.  It also describes how hospitals are effectively using Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) to improve patient care, preserve health access in communities, and lay a firm foundation for operating in a value-based payment model and contracting with private payers.  

1) Understand key population health components including screenings and chronic care management.
2) Understand the operational requirements of successful CINs and how they can help hospitals improve care, support physicians, and achieve financial stability. 
3) Understand the definition of integrated behavioral health services as a key population health strategy and learn how billable services can be provided by primary care providers and clinics to ensure that patients have access to behavioral health services.

Shannon Calhoun is Vice President of  Business Development for Caravan Health. Shannon is responsible for engaging providers in practice transformation through Caravan’s Practice Transformation Network  and value based payment programs- ACOs and Clinically Integrated Networks.

During her 20 years in rural healthcare, Shannon has been responsible for developing business lines for rural networks that create sustainable solutions for both the network and the network’s rural healthcare members. These solutions included building or contracting for services that created an economy of scale and scope for rural hospitals. Her work includes development of a rural PPO network, provider/payor contracting and credentialing, fee strategy development, direct contracting with employers, and development of a strategy for CHIP and Medicaid. All of Shannon’s work is focused on programs that better position rural providers for healthcare reimbursement reform.

2/1/2018 - 2/1/2018
United States

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