Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., MBA, RN, is a Denver, Colorado-based business strategist who works in the healthcare field. She is deeply involved in healthcare payment reform, in particular bundled payments. She has offered consulting services to hundreds of American hospitals who want to transition from a traditional payment method to bundled payments which have benefits for their bottom lines as well as patient satisfaction.
Deirdre Baggot has written over twenty research papers about reforming healthcare and adopting bundled payments. She has appeared on shows like the Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Planet Money where she has been the featured expert on healthcare reform. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) appointed Deirdre Baggot as one of their expert reviewers during two through four stages of the Bundled Payments Model. Read more about Deirdre Baggot on crunchbase
After completing high school, she earned a nursing degree and was a Gregory Laverty Scholar. She also has a business administration master’s degree acquired at the Loyola University Graduate School of Business. Her Ph.D. was awarded at the University of Colorado.
She has been the keynote speaker at multiple medical conferences around the United States such as the Pay-for-Performance Summit, Bundled Payments Summit, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She spent ten years in the field of academic healthcare during which time her CEO left in order to become a consultant. He convinced her to join him and so she joined The Camden Group where her specialty was value-based reimbursement.
When she first started consulting she wasn’t really very sure whether she would be good at it or not. She didn’t have any experience in that line of work, She had a solid team behind her, though, who taught her everything she needed to excel as a consultant.
Deirdre Baggot says she has had a number of great mentors during her career. She first points to Jean Pryzbylek at Northwestern who is a c-suite executive that has great people skills. She also gives credit to Marge Calarco at the University of Michigan who really helped her develop the business skills she has needed to thrive.