phelps-melanie-2012Melanie Phelps, JD, Associate Executive Director of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation and NCMS Deputy General Counsel, participated in the Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum’s Transformative Care Summit on Sept. 26. Phelps was part of the panel discussing “ACOs and CINs in North Carolina – Reshaping Care Delivery, Payer Strategy and Reimbursement.” Joining her in the discussion were Stacy Mays, Chief Operating Officer at UNC Health Alliance and former NCMS President Dev Sangvai, MD, MBA, Executive Director of Duke Connected Care; Associate CMO, Duke Health and Medical Director for DukeWELL. The panel was moderated by Scott Pritchard, Market President at Evolent.
Phelps has been instrumental in the development and success of the NC Population Health Collaborative (formerly the NC ACO Collaborative) and spearheaded the Toward Accountable Care (TAC) Consortium and Initiative for the NCMS. She touched on both of these projects during the conversation which ranged from how to balance clinical and financial transformation to describing obstacles preventing the move to accountable care.