Maria K. Todd has been involved in the healthcare industry for most of her working life. She has maintained an independent consulting practice since 1986 and has offered guidance to thousands of clients worldwide in the domains of managed care, healthcare revenue cycle, hospital and medical group administration, physician employment contracting, organizational development, medical tourism, healthcare benefits management, and value-based purchasing. With her multifocal background and education...See more
Maria K. Todd has been involved in the healthcare industry for most of her working life. She has maintained an independent consulting practice since 1986 and has offered guidance to thousands of clients worldwide in the domains of managed care, healthcare revenue cycle, hospital and medical group administration, physician employment contracting, organizational development, medical tourism, healthcare benefits management, and value-based purchasing. With her multifocal background and education as a healthcare business administrator, health law paralegal, surgical nurse, HMO provider relations coordinator and certified mediator, and a licensed insurance producer, she has expertise in niche areas such as full-risk capitation, managed-care contracting, and negotiating on behalf of payers, providers, and employers. She brings a wealth of specialized knowledge to the development, implementation, and operation of IPAs, PHOs, MSOs, and other integrated health delivery systems. She draws upon this extensive experience to bring value to physician groups, boards of directors, and ministries of health in more than thirty countries as a teacher, author, speaker, and consultant. In 2009, she filed for and, after four denials and appeals, successfully prevailed in registering a trademark for a new term of art in the industry for the Globally Integrated Health Delivery System(R). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office accepted her application in August 2010, granting trademark registration to define the term to describe a game-changing organizational structure and function that converges integrated health delivery, key principles of managed care, patient access, care continuity, electronic health information technology for global electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of healthcare, and health travel/medical tourism. The model is now in operation as Mercury Healthcare International, and is positioned to accommodate the healthcare needs of a flatter, more mobile, global society. Todd's previous consulting projects have resulted in the launch and implementation of more than 150 successful IPAs, PHOs, and MSOs in medical, surgical, behavioral health, complementary and alternative medicine, and ancillary service providers. She has provided expert testimony and supported forensic economists in litigation on failed IPAs, PHOs, and MSOs projects; provided support to private equity investors and market analysts; collaborated with other business consultants and attorneys to help develop private placement memoranda for IPAs, PHOs, and MSOs; provided expert testimony for antitrust litigation brought by "locked-out" IPA and PHO providers; and mediated disputes between payers and provider organizations, and between hospitals and physicians developing PHOs. A frequent speaker in the United States and abroad, and a former member of the McGraw-Hill Healthcare Education Group's seminar leaders, Todd speaks before numerous state, national, and local organizations; government agencies; hospitals; and provider groups. She is available for in-house training sessions on a variety of topics related to managed healthcare, capitation, provider and network contracting, and integrated delivery system development and management. You may reach her at her office in Denver, Colorado, at (800) 727-4160, or via email at [email protected]See less
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