Speaker Profile

Jed Constantz
Co-Founder / Chief Strategy Officer / SVP, Client Relations, Employer Advantage Health Care Solutions

Jed Constantz is a health care professional from upstate New York with over 30 years of experience in the health care industry, beginning with Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Massachusetts and upstate New York.

Jed has served in a number of administrative and management positions for two upstate New York hospitals, a home health agency, several physician organizations, and a physician/hospital organization. Jed has provided support to employers and payer entities seeking to maximize and enhance their working relationship with local physicians, hospitals and other ancillary providers. Jed has established collaboratives with employers and physicians, leading to the creation of the Cornell Program for Healthy Living (CPHL), a primary care physician focused customized benefit plan design for employees and dependents of Cornell University. Cornell has reported CPHL enrollees are approximately $1,500 per year less expensive than non-CPHL enrollees.

Jed guided stakeholders involved in the Priority Community Health Care "medical home," dedicated to the care and treatment of over 2,500 Medicaid Managed Care eligible, leading to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition for this practice as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

Jed directed the development of a "medical home" data mining solution empowering primary care access to "meaningfully actionable" data that co-mingled electronic medical record (EMR) data with paid claims data from all payer sources leading to an aggregate reduction in Medicaid spending by more than 8% year over year.

Most recently, Jed oversaw and guided the implementation of a DPC model arrangement in Lynchburg, Virginia between a self-funded power industry manufacturer and a community of over 30 independent family practice / internal medicine physicians. Jed is also guiding a mid west area hospital through the process of adopting a DPC model strategy for itself as the "first employer" as the foundation for offering the model to the rest of the business community.

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