by Jasmine Batchelor
May 20, 2019
Chief Value Based Care Officer,
Summit Medical Group and Summit Strategic Solutions
Kimberly Kauffman, MPH, is the Chief Value Based Care Officer for Summit Medical Group and Summit Strategic Solutions. Summit Medical Group (SMG) is a physician owned primary care group with 220 physicians and 150 Advanced Practitioners in 54 office locations in 12 counties in East Tennessee. SMG serves over 300,000 patients and the care of over half of those patients is provided under an ACO model. In support of Summit’s transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, Ms. Kauffman leads the Care Coordination, Integreated Programs, Health Education, Quality Reporting and Improvement, Risk Adjustment and Provider Engagement Teams, and works closely with the contracting team and data analytics partner. Her team supports Summit’s participation in NCQA PCMH III, CPC+ and Next Generation ACO and has experience with the MSSP ACO Track 1 model. Prior to joining Summit, Ms. Kauffman was the Executive Director of a 650+ physician member IPA in Florida. She also worked with hospital and physician leadership in Florida to create a network of PHOs and has served as VP of Operations for Senior Healthcare Centers, supporting ten hospital clients throughout the southeast. She received her master’s degree from the College of Public Health at the University of Florida.