Michael Varadian, JD, is a nationally recognized leader and innovator of progressive private and public sector healthcare systems, health reform, value/outcome based services, and integrated physical/behavioral health systems management and development.
For over thirty years, he has operated at the highest levels of state government, hospitals, national provider and managed health corporations, clinical outcome agencies, and consulting and law firms. He has specialized in national and statewide operations, pilots and program implementation involving health care and payment reform, fiscal oversight, integrated physical/behavioral health system development and hospital and payer regulations.
He has lectured and developed training programs on outcome based purchasing of healthcare services for the behavioral health field.
Relevant background for Outcomes Based Purchasing Initiatives:
CEO of Behavioral Health Laboratories- a leading national clinical outcomes company providing behavioral health outcomes reporting and management for providers, third party payers and Medicaid in over 30 states
Executive Director, RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, responsible for Department operations and policy, and oversight of all national health reform and integrated care pilots and state Medicaid waiver programs, including the nation’s first Chronic Disease Integrated Health Home Pilot Program
Senior Vice President and National Director of Health Reform, Providence Service Corporation, responsible for development, expansion (through M&A) training and transition of this multi-billion dollar international home and community based human services provider into integrated care and national health and payment reform initiatives, partnering with academic medical centers, Accountable Care Organizations, multinational employers and national managed care payers
Executive Vice President, First Health Services- a national Medicaid managed care corporation operating innovative statewide Medicaid privatization pilot programs in 12 states, including Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) programs for children, External Quality Review, Behavioral Health Management, Beneficiary Enrollment and Capitated State Medicaid Services
Vice President, Newton Wellesley Hospital- 300 bed community teaching hospital and member of Partners Healthcare, including oversight of all Pediatric, OB/GYN, Pharmacy, Intensive/Cardiac Care/Emergency Department Units, Operating and Recovery Suites, Physical/Occupational Therapy Departments and Physician Recruitment