Episode 1:  Miles Snowden, M.D.: A Big Change is Coming for Physicians


January 2017

Dr. Miles Snowden, the Chief Medical Officer at TeamHealth, shares his personal insight on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and what it means for physicians, hospitals, and consumers. Dr. Snowden has seen a lot of changes throughout his career, but none so impactful as the implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. “If you think about half of the 880,000 physicians in the United States today being in groups of insufficient size to survive this change, you can begin to understand that this is not just about an additional burden of reporting. This is a fundamental change in how physicians organize themselves.” 

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About Dr. Snowden

About Dr. Snowden

Dr. Snowden has more than 30 years of clinical leadership experience and serves as chief medical officer of TeamHealth. Prior to joining TeamHealth, Dr. Snowden served as the chief medical officer for Optum, the services division of UnitedHealth Group. Previously, he also served as chief medical officer at both UnitedHealthcare and Delta Air Lines. Prior to these positions, Dr. Snowden held a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, and founded an occupational health consulting business. Dr. Snowden received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and is board certified in internal medicine and preventative medicine. Dr. Snowden also holds a Masters of Public Health degree.

About TEAMHealth

TeamHealth is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 19 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth’s more than 19,000 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, specialty hospitalist and pediatric staffing, and management services to approximately 90 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups across the nation. 


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