President, Population Health Management, Providence; CEO, Ayin Health Solutions; and CHA Board of Trustees Chairperson
Sunday, June 5
Rhonda Medows, MD, is president of Population Health Management at Providence, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, and CEO of Ayin Health Solutions, a population health management company launched by Providence.
Dr. Medows established Providence Population Health Management in 2015. She leads Providence's Medicaid, Medicare and Commercial population health strategies. Providence Population Health leads and manages the system's value-based care strategy, advanced analytics, payer contracting and government programs across the health system and provides shared services for its communities, including care management for complex patients, health equity and mental health improvement strategies across seven states. Today Population Health also includes three businesses: Providence Health Plans, Ayin Health Solutions MSO and Home and Community Care.
Dr. Medows has an extensive health care industry background in both the private sector and government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid. She has formally served on the U.S. HHS Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Council (PTAC) focused on developing new alternative payment models.
Prior to joining Providence, she served as an executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. While there, she led quality management and improvement initiatives and provided leadership and oversight of efforts to improve clinical quality and operational excellence. Until March 2010, Rhonda served as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and as the State Health Officer for Georgia, where she oversaw Georgia's Medicaid and SCHIP programs and ran the state employee benefit plan, public health department, public health emergency preparedness, rural health and information technology.
Dr. Medows also served as secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administrative (AHCA), the state agency responsible for the Medicaid and SCHIP programs, health facility regulation, managed care quality, health information exchange and public policy development. She also served as the chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Southeast Region.
Dr. Medows holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. She practiced medicine at Mayo Clinic and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.