Brian Wheeler

Brian Wheeler

Vice President, Provider Collaboration and Network Transformation
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Brian Wheeler is responsible for leading the overall provider and network-related business functions, which includes the Practice and Payment Transformation Group, as well as Provider Contracting and Network Strategy, Network Operations, and Provider Relations and Engagement for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. In this role, he is responsible for leading CareFirst’s five-year transition from “Volume to Value.” He is supported in this effort by a team of experts in value- based payment models, practice transformation, data analytics, contracting strategists, and provider-relationship collaborators, dedicated to making healthcare more affordable and accessible for the communities CareFirst serves. He gained experience in various areas of the healthcare sector for over 20 years, working in in various management roles, ranging from small provider organizations to start-ups to a multi-national Fortune 500 company.

All Sessions by Brian Wheeler

Value-Based Care & Network Contracting Track Monday May 23, 2022
11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Innovations in Value-Based Care Delivery and Payment Models

  • Discuss progress made around advancing value-based care arrangements
  • Hear payer and provider perspectives on where we are today with respect to value-based care: What’s working? What isn’t?
  • Gain insights into effectively integrating behavioral health into value-based care
  • Explore efforts to transform value-based payment models to drive outcomes and quality improvement
  • Understand the importance of focusing on workforce competencies in quality to drive value-based care
Moderator: Lili Brillstein

Thinc Main Agenda Monday AM May 23, 2022
8:05 am - 8:45 am

Redefine Care Delivery and Accelerate the Move to Value-Based Care

  • Transforming care delivery: What does it mean today?
  • Efforts to ensure timely access to care while improving quality and outcomes
  • Embracing virtual care and other novel models including home care, hospital-at-home, and RPM to expand access and optimize patient engagement
  • Prioritizing cross-sector collaboration to accelerate value-based care initiatives, contain costs, and positively impact the overall health and well-being of individuals and the community
  • Healthcare innovation 2022 and beyond: Stakeholder efforts to forge ahead
Moderator: Jennifer Bright