Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

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EDUCATION

Schools

2002 - Medical Degree (M.D.)
University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)

1997 - B.Sc. Computer Science / Minor: Biomedical Science
Texas A&M University - College of Engineering, (College Station, TX)

Academic Honors

  • 2005 - Outstanding Resident Award - John Peter Smith Hospital
  • 2005 - Chief Resident - Family Medicine - John Peter Smith Hospital
  • 2003 - Outstanding Intern Award - John Peter Smith Hospital
  • 2003 - Outstanding Intern Rotating in Emergency Medicine – John Peter Smith Hospital
  • 2002 - Humanism in Medicine Award - Arnold P. Gold Foundation
  • 2002 - Dr. Alexander D. Major Award for Patient Care & Leadership – San Antonio, TX


EXPERIENCE

Internships, Residencies

July 2003
To July 2005

 

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, TX, Residency, Family Medicine, Family Medicine Residency

June 2002,
To June 2003

 

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, TX, Internship, Family Medicine, Internship - Family Medicine

Practice Experience

July 2005 - July 2012
Physician / Co-owner
Segal Family Medicine Center,
Plano, TX, Group Practice

  • Three physician family-owned Family Medicine practice
  • Transitioned the practice from paper charts to a fully implemented EHR (eClinicalWorks) beginning July 2005.
  • Outside of full-time clinical work, my other primary duty was to provide full I.T. support including maintenance of the office network, servers, and workstations, and database.
  • Also shared responsibility for general business operations, clinical and administrative training, protocol development, and human-resources.

Professional Experience

October 2016  to Present
Davita Medical Group (formerly Healthcare Partners)
Medical Director, CHAPs Analyitics (National)

  • CHAPs is DMG's Comprehensive Health Assessment Program.
  • We promote the delivery of comprehensive, high quality patient care through proper coding and documentation, to facilitate accurate reimbursement for that care.
  • As a critical part of DMG's care model, key activities include:
    • Patient engagement 
    • Clinician empowerment through education, clinical data and patient care tools
    • Coding and documentation to accurately record patient conditions and treatment
    • Analytics and auditing to support performance and integrity
  • I shared market responsibilities for Florida and New Mexico with my nonclinical dyad.
  • Oversight of a multistate clinical chart review program with a prominent external vendor.
  • Authored a detailed training deck for new clinicians covering clinical diagnostics, documentation, coding, and risk-adjustment.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert on national workgroups for EHR development and Population Health management tools.
  • Developing a model for regional disease prevalence analytics
  • Participation in multiple committees including:
    • Clinical Guidelines
    • Clinical Correlation
April 2015 to October 2017

CenseoHealth
Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations

  • CenseoHealth combines individual health assessments with proprietary statistical analysis to ensure that your organization stays optimized for revenue. Our model is to consistently monitor every patient’s situation and outcomes to create the best risk adjustment in a changing healthcare landscape.
  • I am responsible for the performance of Censeo’s network of 3000-5000 independently contracted physicians.
  • Management of two Regional Medical Directors, three Clinical Coordinators, and a clinical Educator.
  • Clinical expert in multiple committees including Credentialing, Provider Oversight, Coding, QA/CDI, mobile technology development, and Executive leadership team.
  • Client facing, particularly from the standpoint of reporting on existing business.
  • Clinical services include:
    • Oversight of contracted providers. Quality assurance reviews of provider’s assessments
    • Management and oversight of Regional Medical Directors
    • Development and delivery of educational material for clinicians
    • Clinical data analytics (SQL Server, Tableau, Excel)
  • Committee chair for:
    • Credentialing
    • Physician Oversight
    • Clinical Form Committee

July 2012 to April 2015
UnitedHealthcare – United Clinical Services
Inpatient Care Medical Director

  • Engage with providers, hospital leaders, and internal clinical and non-clinical personnel to lower inpatient utilization while promoting evidence based practices
  • Apply MCG (Milliman Care Guidelines) to ensure the delivery of appropriate treatment at the right time and appropriate level of care
  • Manage utilization for acute, long term acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and subacute levels of care for commercial and managed Medicare members in Texas and Oklahoma
  • Serve on multiple committees including Medical Advisory Committee, Physician Advisory Council, and Vital Signs, an effort to promote workplace satisfaction.
  • Participated in national enterprise work-groups to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Participated in two national project teams regarding development of software utilities to standardize and facilitate medical director work
  • Participated in national project team to analyze inpatient medical director duties and streamline medical director workflow.
  • Independently developed software tools to streamline daily medical director workflow and to expedite and ensure compliant physician documentation
  • Subject matter expert in MCG and adverse determination language, MD process automation, Macro-Express, daily census analysis tools
  • Regular conference with UHC Network personnel to provide clinical perspective to facility and physician contracting team.
  • Developed onboarding manual and provided training and mentoring of new-hire medical directors.

October 2013 – September 2014, September 2015
Village Health Partners / Segal Family Medicine Center
Technical consultant regarding EMR migration from eClinicalWorks to GE Centricity.

  • Exported clinical, demographic, and insurance data through MySQL into specified schema for Centricity import
  • Server and client IP reconfigurations for integration into VHP’s network
  • Collaborated to deliver eCW client onto VHP thin clients
  • Migration of eCW server to cloud via Hyper-V
  • Troubleshooting of eCW as needed.

June 2010, November 2010
CIGNA Physician Advisory Council 

  • Met with senior medical directors (Ken Phenow, Frederick Watson) to advise on managed care issues relevant to primary care and private practice

January 2006 - July 2012
Private consulting: eClinicalWorks eClinicalWorks(Girish Kumar Navani)

  • Provided technical and clinical consulting to product developers of major EMR provider.
  • Applied combined expertise in software development with clinical application.
  • Participated in round-table conferences to steer feature development
  • Active beta-testing of new functions and user interfaces
  • Direct technical collaboration with programmers 

May 2008 - July 2012
Private consulting: RevelationMD (Rick Grizzle)

  • Technical and clinical consulting regarding product development and EMR interfacing, direct-to-employer marketing, network growth.


Presentations / Publications

 May 2015"Cognitive Impairment: Importance of screening for cognitive impairment," Aaron Segal, M.D.
CenseoHealth VITALS, Issue 24, May 6, 2016

September 2014

“Door-to-Balloon Time,” Aaron Segal, M.D. and Richard Young, M.D

http://lowninstitute.org/news/blog/guest-post-door-to-balloon-time/

December 2006

Electronic Medical Records

JPS Family Medicine Residency, Fort Worth, TX, A self-authored presentation to 1st through 3rd year Family Medicine residents about electronic health records.


Professional Societies & Organizations

July 2005,
- July 2012 

Jefferson Physician Group (Board of Directors July 2009 To July 2012)

February 2009
- July 2012

Health Information Management/Utilization Review – Medical Center of Plano

2003 – 2005

Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee – John Peter Smith Hospital

2002 - present

Texas Academy of Family Physicians

  • Red River Chapter, President (2009 – 2014)
  • Strategic Planning Committee (2007, 2010)
  • Leadership and Legislative Conference (2008)
    Committee Member (Health Policy and Managed Care) (2005-2015)
  • Task Force Member (Private Sector Task Force) (2008-2009)
  • Task Force Member (Medical Home Steering Committee) (2008-2009)

July 2002 - present

American Academy of Family Physicians

 

LICENSES / BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Colorado Medical Board (DR.0059080) - July 2017 - Present
  • Texas Medical Board (L9470) - Aug 2004 - Present
  • Oklahoma Medical Board (29626) - Jan 2013 - Present
  • American Board of Family Medicine - Jul 2005 - present
    (recertified November 2015)


OTHER

Technical skills

  • Visual Basic / VBA
  • Macro Express Pro
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • VB Script
  • MySQL / Microsoft SQL 
  • Hyper-V
  • eClinicalWorks – operation, server maintenance, database schema
  • Microsoft Office (advanced)
  • Tableau

Citizenship

  • United States
  • Canada

Languages

  • English, Fluent
  • Spanish, Moderate fluency

Awards & Recognition

  • Patient's Choice Award (2009, 2012)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012)
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Aaron Segal,
Jul 24, 2017, 3:06 PM