Robert A. Minkin,
Senior Vice President,
The Camden Group
Mr. Minkin is a senior vice president with The Camden
Group with over 30 years of experience serving in senior
leadership roles in hospitals. He is one of the nation’s
leading experts on bundled payments.
Prior to joining The Camden Group, Mr. Minkin served as the
president and chief executive officer of Exempla Saint
Joseph Hospital, a 565-bed tertiary teaching center in
Denver, Colorado. Under his leadership, Exempla Saint Joseph
applied and was approved to participate in a three-year CMS
Acute Care Episode (“ACE”) demonstration project to “bundle”
payments to hospitals and physicians. Exempla Saint Joseph
is one of only four hospitals with cardiac programs to
participate in the pilot demonstration.
Prior to his role at Exempla Saint Joseph, he served as the
chief operating officer and executive vice president for St.
Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, a 448-bed tertiary
care medical center. He has also served as chief executive
officer for Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, California for
eight years. Mr. Minkin has held senior positions at other
facilities including Riverside Community Hospital,
Riverside, California; Memorial Hospitals Association,
Modesto, California; Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco,
California; and Community Hospital of Santa Rosa, Santa
Mr. Minkin’s professional affiliations include American
College of Hospital Executives, Healthcare Association of
Southern California, and the Hospital Financial Management
Association. He has served on the Boards of the United Way
of the Inland Valley, the Riverside Chamber of Commerce, and
the American Heart Association.
Guy D’Andrea founded Discern in 2004. Since that time, Mr.
D’Andrea has worked with leading healthcare organizations
nationwide – including The Leapfrog Group, Bridges to
Excellence and the National Business Coalition on Health –
to design, implement and evaluate pay-for-performance and
value-based purchasing strategies. Mr. D’Andrea specializes
in assessing the return on investment from these programs
and has built ROI models for several clients. Projects
undertaken by Discern include the design and development of
hospital and physician pay-for-performance programs, value
analysis for HIT adoption, an interactive P4P decision tool
for health care purchasers, and quality standards for
Before starting Discern, Mr. D’Andrea spent seven years as
Vice President at URAC, where he was responsible for the
development of URAC’s accreditation programs, including
quality standards for PPOs, utilization management
organizations, case management organizations and
consumer-directed health care. Prior to URAC, he spent five
years working on managed care regulatory and policy issues
with the American Association of Health Plans (now AHIP) and
the Maryland Association of HMOs.
Mr. D’Andrea has co-authored several papers on health care
reform, including: “Should Health Care Come with a
Warranty?” featured in Health Affairs, “Physicians Respond
to Pay-for-Performance Incentives: Larger Incentives Yield
Greater Participation” in The American Journal of Managed
Care, and “Sustaining The Medical Home: How Prometheus
Payment Can Revitalize Primary Care” for the Robert Wood
ECG Management Consultants
Mr. Lee is a member of the Healthcare practice at ECG and is
based in San Francisco. He has over nine years of consulting
experience in strategic planning, hospital/physician
alignment, and commercial contracting.
His current practice focuses on managed care contract
analysis and negotiation, development of hospital/physician
financial relationships, and assessment of physician
productivity. His projects have resulted in financial and
operational success for a myriad of clients.
He has a master's of public health degree from San Diego
State University and bachelor of arts' degrees in both human
biodynamics and molecular and cell biology from the
University of California at Berkeley.