The Accountable Care Team, led by Ipek Demirsoy, is responsible for developing a coordinated strategy to advance accountable care in the Commonwealth by collaborating with the leaders of reforms in the payer and provider community, and partnering with senior policymakers at other state agencies. The ACC team is responsible for fulfilling the HPC’s statutory charge to develop and implement state certification programs for Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), to promote the integration of behavioral health with primary care, and to develop model payment standards to support these care delivery models. The team also works to advance accountable care through other avenues, such as enhancing data transparency, convening key stakeholders to better align models, and identifying key barriers and accelerators of reform.
About the Policy Director: AC
Ipek Demirsoy is the Policy Director for Accountable Care. Prior to joining HPC, Ipek was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company’s Health Systems and Services Practice. Ipek is an expert in value-based care delivery, and has also worked with provider organizations in Massachusetts and nationally on a broad range of strategic and operational issues, including strategic planning, cost transformation, operational improvement, service line strategy, and quality. Ipek holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.