Deirdre Baggot states that healthcare is her passion in life and with that passion comes a lifetime of experience working with hospitals and corporations to save money and improve patient stays in the hospital. Deirdre’s path down the very specific road of bundled payments for healthcare savings started in 1998 as a newer nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Ms. Baggot noticed that as a new nurse she would order more tests than necessary to ensure a correct diagnosis for the patient. Over time, Ms. Deirdre Baggot started to develope a checklist for each different kind of illness that the patients presented with. Her checklists helped shorten diagnosis time which in turn treated the patients more effectively and saved the hospital money. Learn more about DairdreBaggot at Crunchbase.

Deirdre Baggot has made a career out of bundling payments for CMS Acute Care Episode. So much so that she is considered an expert with this process and with MACRA for Medicare and Medicaid insurance. Denise has designed and implemented strategies for over 200 hospitals and 60 bundles. She has spoken on the topic of bundling payments to many organizations including: Healthcare Financial Management Association, Bundled Payment Summit, American Heart Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Medtronic, and the SAS.

Ms. Baggot has the scholastic background to back the work experience. In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Ms. Baggot also has her Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University Graduate School of Business in Chicago, and her Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. Ms. Baggot also worked for the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and University of Michigan Hospital in an acedemic leadership role. Deirdre has alson been on All Things Considered, the Morning Edition of National Public Radio, and Planet Money.

Deirdre Baggot has been a long term advocate for better dianostic programing and has been working with the idea for a wearable monitoring device that individuals wear to monitor their own health and prevent hospital stays. Learn more: