The MHN Accountable Care Organization (MHN ACO, LLC), a network made up of 16 Cook County non-profit provider organizations, announced today Yasin Patel will serve as president and CEO of the organization. Patel brings over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry and is an expert in value-based care and clinical quality innovation.
“Yasin is a leader in the healthcare industry and has a proven track record of working with provider organizations to improve care outcomes and advance innovative health solutions,” said Lee Francis, MD, President & CEO of Erie Family Health Centers and Chair of the MHN ACO Board of Managers. “I am confident he will be an extremely valuable team member as the MHN ACO continues to progress our mission of improving quality of care for the Medicaid and Medicare patients we collectively serve.”
The MHN ACO is comprised of 13 federally qualified health centers and three hospital systems who provide care for more than 180,000 Medicaid and Medicare patients. The network contracts with payor partners to improve health outcomes for Medicaid and Medicare patients in Cook County through a holistic approach that integrates medical, behavioral, and social care.
As the president and CEO, Patel will work closely with long-time partner Medical Home Network, which founded the MHN ACO in 2014 and recently renewed its management services agreement to provide care enablement services for the ACO.
“I’m excited to join MHN ACO and work with a team that shares my passion for furthering health equity and reducing disparities in care,” Patel said. “I look forward to being part of an organization with a strong mission rooted in culturally competent, whole-person care and a demonstrated track record of success.”
Most recently, Patel served in leadership roles at Signify Health, overseeing clinical strategy and quality for an innovative in-home diagnostic program serving Medicare and Medicaid members. He also managed value-based care contracts with hospitals, health systems, and provider groups nationally as part of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Bundle Payment for Care Improvement Advance (BPCIA) program.
“Yasin’s experience working with the Medicaid population and implementing unique strategies to improve health outcomes will make him an invaluable member of our team,” said Karen Janousek, Chief Population Health and Growth Officer of Sinai Chicago and Vice-Chair of the MHN ACO Board of Managers. “This is an exciting time for our ACO as we continue to advance our position as a best in market provider network.”