International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP and its healthcare consulting firm, Dorsey Health Strategies, are pleased to announce that Kristen Barlow has joined the Firm as a Consultant with Dorsey Health Strategies (DHS).Prior to joining DHS, Ms. Barlow was a senior consultant with the Advisory Board Company, where she was responsible for assisting health industry companies with strategic, operational, and compliance challenges. She worked particularly with hospitals, physician groups, and post-acute care providers. She specialized in post-acute care delivery considerations, and has spent time exploring collaboration strategies with hospitals and post-acute care providers.
Ms. Barlow is an industry expert in value-based reimbursement and bundled payments, including technical details, gainsharing mechanisms, and best practices for financial success. Ms. Barlow also works one-on-one with clients to solve a variety of strategic and operational challenges, including but not limited to selecting clinical episodes for bundles, understanding payment reform regulations, improving post-acute efficiency, narrowing post-acute networks, and working with managed care payers. She also leverages her law degree as she translates regulations into operational implications.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Kristen’s expertise in bundled payments and value-based reimbursement, including best practices for financial success, is a rare expertise to find and will hugely benefit our health industry clients and Dorsey Health Strategies,” noted Ross D’Emanuele, Partner and Co-chair of Dorsey’s Healthcare Industry Group.
“In addition to her particular areas of expertise, we are excited about Kristen’s broader experience and interest in the health industry,” noted Shira Hauschen, Managing Principal of Dorsey Health Strategies. “Kristen has strong regulatory, strategic, and operational experience working with hospitals, physician groups, and post-acute care providers, as well as with many other types of health industry companies, and, unusually, she is able to translate her robust research and analytical skills into pragmatic, impactful advice. We are delighted to welcome her to the Dorsey Health Strategies team.”