About Todd Godfrey

With nearly 15 years of healthcare experience, Todd has assisted numerous clients with issues pertaining to the physician enterprise, including serving as the interim executive director of a large, multispecialty medical group. Todd's ability to build working, trusted relationships with both senior hospital leadership and physicians contributes to his successful facilitation of hospital/physician alignment transactions. In addition, he is able to gain an in-depth understanding of operational and performance issues and develop detailed financial turnaround implementation plans for clients. He has successfully designed physician compensation methodologies, as well as developed and implemented orthopedic service lines. Prior to joining ECG, Todd gained extensive experience in physician practice operations, performance improvement, and project management through his prior roles at both Boston Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Todd graduated from Boston University School of Management with a master of business administration degree in health sector management. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Remaining Relevant in Musculoskeletal Care – Positioning Your Service Line for Value

As healthcare reform continues to change the provision and payment of care, orthopedic surgeons and providers of musculoskeletal (MSK) care are challenged to find ways to redesign the coordination and delivery of their services.  Healthcare systems, meanwhile, are struggling to develop strategies to keep up with increasing competition from other health systems and physician-owned facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), advanced imaging, physical therapy, and urgent care centers.  So how are organizations positioning the MSK service line to thrive in this changing landscape?  Let’s explore the five components of the value-based enterprise – integrated, scaled, rationalized, informed, and responsive – and apply them to the delivery of MSK services. Continue reading

Is Your Orthopedic Service Line Positioned to Assume Risk for Joint Replacement Surgery?

Is your hospital prepared to bear financial risk among your Medicare patient population for total joint replacement (TJR) surgery?  Last week CMS proposed a Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) model, scheduled to begin as early as next year. It is part of CMS’s ongoing effort to transition away from fee-for-service (FFS) payments and toward reimbursing physicians based on the quality of care they provide. Continue reading

Major Trends Driving Change Across the Orthopedic ASC Market

Continuing uncertainty about future changes to regulation, reimbursement, and costs for orthopedic services is creating an environment of change for physician-owned ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).  As a result, owners of independent orthopedic ASCs are increasingly looking toward alignment and integration strategies in response to major market trends and as a means of offering greater value to patients. Continue reading