nursing leaders, India Watson and Jason Taylorshowcase best practices in payer-provider collaboration

ORLANDO, Florida., May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — MCG Healthwhich is part of the Hearst Health Network and an industry leader in technology-based, evidence-based advice, announces its Chief Care Strategy Officer, India WatsonMSN, RN, CCM and care strategy consultant, Jason TaylorBSN, RN, will present to the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) 2022 Annual Conference event June 1-4, 2022in Kissimmee, Florida. This event regularly brings together case management professionals to share strategies, best practices and resources. This year’s sessions will cover topics such as social determinants of health, integrated case management and reducing hospital readmissions.

Ms. Watson and Mr. Taylor will present the session “Payer-Provider Collaboration: Aligning a Path to the Future”, on Friday, June 3, 2022during the breakfast symposiums of 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (ET). Their discussion will outline how care delivery can be improved when payer and provider align to achieve good patient outcomes. Ms. Watson and Mr. Taylor will explain why hospitals and health systems need to foster transparent and collaborative relationships with their payers – not only to improve case management and care coordination – but also to optimize patient outcomes. members and reduce unnecessary costs.

“I’m excited to share how using unbiased, evidence-based resources can help improve provider/payer collaboration and communication,” Watson said. “I hope everyone who participates will pick up strategies to bridge the communication gap between provider and payer.”

Ms. Watson has over 20 years of healthcare experience, from managing care delivery in hospitals and managed care organizations to her current role as Head of Care Strategy at MCG. Ms. Watson began her career in managed care organizations dealing with claims, flexible spending accounts, customer services and registration services. She also has experience with three major payer organizations in utilization management, quality and case management. His hospital experience includes medicine-surgery, cardiac and case management, and long-term care. Ms. Watson holds a master’s degree in nursing with a concentration in leadership and management. Ms. Watson is also certified in Case Management with the Commission for Case Management and a Certified Technical Trainer.

Mr. Taylor’s clinical experience has been in a variety of settings and organizations ranging from acute care nursing to care coordination. As a travel nurse, he has worked in a variety of healthcare settings specializing in all areas of critical care. Mr. Taylor has worked both in the hospital and in the payer community. He has held leadership positions in utilization review and case management. He developed on-site utilization management programs, acted as a case manager in acute care facilities and recovery facilities, and provided direct supervision from both levels to the national level. During his 13 years at MCG, he worked in education support services as a clinical educator and clinical education consultant, helping a variety of client types, from large payers to government agencies, and large providers. multi-establishments. In Mr. Taylor’s current position as a Care Strategy Consultant, he leverages his 23 years of experience using CGM guidelines to help clients maximize their workflows and content expertise. and MCG solutions.

For those wishing to attend the CMSA Annual Conference, registration details and additional information can be found at:

About MCG Health

MCG, part of the Hearst Health Network, provides unbiased clinical advice that gives healthcare organizations the confidence to deliver patient-centered care. MCG’s artificial intelligence and technology, infused with clinical expertise, enables its clients to prioritize and simplify their work. MCG’s world-class customer service ensures customers maximize licensing benefits from MCG solutions, demonstrating better clinical and financial outcomes. For more information, visit or follow our Twitter account at @MCG_Health.

About Hearst Health

Hearst Health’s mission is to help guide the moments of care that matter most by putting vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Hearst Health care advice reaches the majority of people in the United States. The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase and MHK (formerly MedHOK). Hearst also holds a minority stake in precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. Follow Hearst Health on Twitter @HearstHealth and LinkedIn @Hearst-Health.

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Arri BurgessMCG Health, (206) 389-5405, [email protected]



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