May 5th, 2017

About Rod Baird

Rod Baird is founder and president of Geriatric Practice Management (GPM). Since 1977, he’s led provider and management organizations that deliver care to Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries. He also was chosen to be a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program.

In his role as founder and president of GPM and ECP, he worked with a mixed group of primary care physicians and specialists to serve residents of nursing homes and retirement communities in North Carolina.  They directly treat >10,000 individuals a year in over 60 locations through a staff of ~40 clinicians. Since 1977, he’s led provider and management organizations delivering care to Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries.  This includes community controlled non-profits, Professional Associations, trade associations, and for profit networks with three to 1,200 staff members.  Past program settings include; home health, personal care, hospice, rehabilitation hospitals, adult and psych daycare, alcohol/drug rehabilitation, industrial medicine, and primary physicians practices.

Previous experience, in reverse chronological order:

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2012 -Formed GPM, LLC – commercial EHR + Billing service for LTC physicians designed to make achievementmeaningful use possible in a nursing home setting.

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2011 – Developed a certified EHR to for his staff physicians’ use after their rejection of commercial products based on productivity & costs.

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2010-11 – Led PQRS & ePrescribing implementation program for five LTC Physician groups covering 400+ providers

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2009-12 – lecturer on PQRI/PQRS, ePrescribing, EHR, and practice for AMDA (American Medical Directors Assn.) at State & National meetings

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2009-12 – piloted long term care delivery arm of NC Community Care’s Medicare 646 Demonstration project for dual elegibles – one of our physician groups became LTC Medical   Home under NC Medicaid.  Currently working with Medicaid to reformulate a program that aligns incentives for MCD/MD/Facilities.

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2009 – cofounded LTC physician practice management consortium (www.ltcvisiongroup.com)

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1996 – cofounded community based Post-Acute network (IRF, HHA, Hospice, NF, etc.).

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1977 -1996– Executive Director & cofounded community based home health agency

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1977 – present – Physicians’ Practice Management consultant

To download a copy of Baird’s CV click here

Contact tab:

Rod Baird

rbaird@gpm.md

(828)333-4040