SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advantmed, LLC, an integrated risk-adjustment optimization and quality improvement company, announces the appointment of Scott Howell, M.D., MPH & TM, CPE, as chief medical officer. A prominent physician leader with 25+ years of experience spanning clinical, health plan, provider organizations and public health settings, Dr. Howell brings expertise in risk adjustment, quality performance, network analytics, predictive modeling, clinical consulting and acquisition
“Advantmed is pleased to expand its senior management team with such a seasoned professional as Dr. Scott Howell, and we value the extraordinary knowledge that he brings to our organization,” says Akash Patel, CEO, Advantmed. “His diversified experience and deep insights into the combined areas of medicine and finance will be significant assets for Advantmed and the clients we serve.”
Prior to joining Advantmed, Dr. Howell served as an executive medical director at Heritage Provider Network. He was the national senior medical director and chief medical officer for Network and Population Health at Optum Insight, and held responsibility for risk adjustment, quality performance, network analytics, predictive modeling, clinical consulting and acquisition due diligence. Previously, he was the regional chief medical officer for the Northeast Region of Americhoice, Inc., focusing on the Medicaid and Dual SNPs populations.
During his career, Dr. Howell was medical director for Managed Care at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the first HIV C-SNP in the nation, along with responsibility for international consulting in Russia, Ukraine, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti. He was the lead scientific advisor to Management Sciences for Health, the prime contractor for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Haiti.
Board certified in Family Practice, Preventative Medicine and Public Health and Addiction Medicine, he earned a Masters in Economics from the University of Miami. He also holds a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH & TM) from Tulane University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from California State University Fresno. Dr. Howell is certified by the American College of Physician Executives as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE).
Dedicated to public service, he has served the military for 25 years and his current reserve assignment is with the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) at the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoDIG). In this role, he concentrates on the Wounded Warrior Program, BioAssurity, and Ebola Outbreak Assessment. A prolific author, he has published peer-reviewed articles in financial and medical journals.
About Advantmed, LLC
Advantmed, LLC is a healthcare solutions company dedicated to partnering with health plans, provider groups and risk-bearing entities to optimize risk adjustment and quality improvement programs. Our integrated and technology-enabled solutions improve health plan financial results and offer insights on health plan members. For more information on Advantmed’s solutions visit www.advantmed.com.