Bill Mohlenbrock, M.D., FACS
Chief Medical Officer & Founder, Verras, Inc.
Following medical school and internship, Bill Mohlenbrock, M.D., FACS, entered the U.S. Naval Aerospace Medical Institute where he trained as a Squadron Flight Surgeon. He was subsequently assigned to serve onboard the aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown, which deployed to the Sea of Japan during the Pueblo Incident and participated in operations off North Vietnam. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Dr. Mohlenbrock completed an orthopedic residency at the University of California, San Diego where he has served as Assistant Clinical Professor since 1973. Dr. Mohlenbrock has practiced orthopedic surgery for more than 25 years at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA.
When Medicare implemented the Prospective Payment System in 1983, the assessment of patients’ severity of illness became a critical issue. Dr. Mohlenbrock responded by founding a technology and consulting company, Verras, and developed the Acuity Index Method, which is a risk-adjusted clinical information system for monitoring and improving quality and cost-efficient inpatient care. Recognizing information interoperability to be another compelling need for healthcare and among mission-critical first-responders within Homeland Security, he founded Crossflo Systems in 2002 to fulfill this national imperative
The 2010 federal Accountable Care Act paved the way for bundled payments that require hospitals and physicians to share global reimbursements based on quality and efficiencies. Dr. Mohlenbrock’s experience in the area of pay-for-performance and the creation of Verras’ Medical Value Index (MVI) are the means by which Verras assists providers with the transparent and objective distribution of hospitals’ and physicians’ payments for ACOs and bundled payment models. Healthcare purchasers use the MVI to assess the relative value of hospitals’ clinical and financial outcomes.
Dr. Mohlenbrock received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and his M.D. from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He holds fellowships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the American Association of Physician Leaders. He is a noted international lecturer and has published numerous articles on measuring and improving the quality and cost efficiency of medical care.
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