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Healthcare Consultant Kristen Barlow Joins Dorsey Health Strategies in Minneapolis

January 7, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 7, 2019--International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP and its healthcare consulting firm, Dorsey Health Strategies, are pleased to announce that Kristen Barlow has joined the Firm as a Consultant with Dorsey Health Strategies (DHS).

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Dorsey & Whitney and its healthcare consulting firm, Dorsey Health Strategies, are pleased to announce that Kristen Barlow has joined the Firm as a Consultant with Dorsey Health Strategies (DHS). (Photo: Dorsey Whitney LLP)

Prior to joining DHS, Ms. Barlow was a senior consultant with the Advisory Board Company, where she was responsible for assisting health industry companies with strategic, operational, and compliance challenges. She worked particularly with hospitals, physician groups, and post-acute care providers. She specialized in post-acute care delivery considerations, and has spent time exploring collaboration strategies with hospitals and post-acute care providers.

Ms. Barlow is an industry expert in value-based reimbursement and bundled payments, including technical details, gainsharing mechanisms, and best practices for financial success. Ms. Barlow also works one-on-one with clients to solve a variety of strategic and operational challenges, including but not limited to selecting clinical episodes for bundles, understanding payment reform regulations, improving post-acute efficiency, narrowing post-acute networks, and working with managed care payers. She also leverages her law degree as she translates regulations into operational implications.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Kristen’s expertise in bundled payments and value-based reimbursement, including best practices for financial success, is a rare expertise to find and will hugely benefit our health industry clients and Dorsey Health Strategies,” noted Ross D’Emanuele, Partner and Co-chair of Dorsey’s Healthcare Industry Group.

“In addition to her particular areas of expertise, we are excited about Kristen’s broader experience and interest in the health industry,” noted Shira Hauschen, Managing Principal of Dorsey Health Strategies. “Kristen has strong regulatory, strategic, and operational experience working with hospitals, physician groups, and post-acute care providers, as well as with many other types of health industry companies, and, unusually, she is able to translate her robust research and analytical skills into pragmatic, impactful advice. We are delighted to welcome her to the Dorsey Health Strategies team.”

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Dorsey Health Strategies LLC Clients have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders in banking & financial institutions, development & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare and technology, as well as major non-profit and government entities.

As part of its mission to stay “always ahead” of industry trends, Dorsey offers business consulting services to health industry clients to help plan for the future, manage current change, and stay compliant with health industry federal, state, and local regulations.

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CONTACT: Jeri Longtin-Kloss

612.492-5315

longtin.kloss.jeri@dorsey.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HEALTH HOSPITALS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSULTING INSURANCE LEGAL GENERAL HEALTH MANAGED CARE

SOURCE: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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