Meet the Team: Jon Rodgers

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Ascendient Managing Consultant Jon Rodgers on a mountaintop with his dog, Oliver

Meet the Team is our blog series introducing some of the amazing professionals at Ascendient – who they are and what makes them tick. This month, we talk to Managing Consultant Jon Rodgers. Tell me about your interest in healthcare as a career. Didn’t you want to be a doctor at one point? Why did… Read More

Meet the Team: Erin Nelson

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Erin Nelson, senior consultant

Meet the Team is our blog series introducing some of the amazing professionals at Ascendient – who they are and what makes them tick. This month, meet Erin Nelson, a managing consultant who joined the firm in May of 2021. I know you have a varied background in healthcare strategy, but these days you focus… Read More

Corporations Are Betting Big on Value-Based Care

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Walgreens is investing billions of dollars to expand VillageMD value-based care

Value-based care is a linchpin of healthcare transformation because there is simply no way to bend the cost curve without curtailing fee-for-service payment arrangements. While some traditional providers continue to struggle with the transition to value-based payments, national organizations like VillageMD clearly believe they have “cracked the code” for offering profitable primary care. VillageMD cares… Read More