Payment Reform & Health Economics Director
Erin Rager is the Director of Payment Reform and Health Economics for Colorado Community Health Network and Community Health Provider Alliance. Erin grew up in a primary care practice. She believes whole-heartedly in the PCMH movement, and understands the unique challenges and capabilities primary care providers face. She has worked the front desk, in the billing department coding and billing patient claims, and managing referrals and prior authorizations. She also spent seven years in revenue cycle management, working with the major Colorado hospital systems to recover contractual reimbursement from commercial payers. She set up work queues for her teams and monitored performance to ensure lower commercial bad debt write offs and fewer days in AR for providers.
She then worked for Denver Health as a budget analyst for the Community Health arm. This involved working with several operational and Community Health departments to determine financial status for projection, planning resources and reporting. Erin gathered and presented market, financial, operational and clinical data for business development. Erin moved over to Physician Health Partners, working there for almost eight years. While there, she participated in United Health’s Medicare Advantage plan, PACO (which moved to MSSP), and ACOs with Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and United. She worked extensively on alternative payment model creation (capitation, budget modeling and risk corridors), contracting, implementation and monitoring. She specialized in actionable financial and quality reporting. On her time off, Erin likes getting lost in the mountains with her husband and two dogs.