About Stephanie Fiano

Stephanie is a member of ECG’s Healthcare practice and supports clients in addressing unique challenges in the evolving healthcare reform market. Her experience in value-based physician compensation structures; accountable care organization (ACO) initiatives, including modeling financial implications; and strategic direction development specific to environments with increased provider and payor collaboration allows her to assist clients in creating long-term strategies to thrive in a consolidating market that is increasingly focused on value-based care. Stephanie previously worked in the Strategy and Ambulatory Development function at Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West), a 41-hospital system spanning three states. At Dignity Health, she assessed environmental trends to endorse key decision-making activities and supported system-wide ambulatory venture development. Stephanie has a master of business administration degree from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in health care management from the University of Connecticut.

Achieving Organizational Strategies Through Physician Compensation

The healthcare reform environment has hastened the pace at which providers are embracing value-based delivery models. Some 64 percent of respondents to a recent survey are planning on or currently developing a Medicare ACO, and one-third are already participating in a commercial ACO1. Further, more than half (54 percent) of respondents report that they are participating in commercial pay-for-performance programs. These initiatives require external partnerships, typically among hospitals, physicians, and payers. But they also demand internal alignment, with an emphasis on physician engagement. Continue reading