50 Most Influential Clinical Executives – 2020

Aledade CEO Farzad Mostashari, MD, has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives for 2020.

The COVID-19 outbreak has been a stark reminder of how vital the healthcare industry is to local communities and the nation. Nobody knows this better than Aledade, which has been supporting primary care practices in its accountable care organizations through creating telehealth programs for independent primary care practices, keeping updated information about the regulatory landscape for telehealth, and sourcing $1 million in personal protective equipment to distribute to its partner practices.

Mostashari, the former national coordinator for health IT, now leads one of the most successful efforts in bringing primary care doctors into value-based care arrangements. Aledade was founded in 2014 and now operates 39 accountable care organizations in 27 states, managing more than $7.5 billion in healthcare spending. In 2018, the most recent reporting year, Aledade’s accountable care organizations saved Medicare $69 million. During the pandemic, Mostashari has been a prominent figure, advocating for direct stimulus payments to primary care practices, which are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 outbreak. He has also discussed the need for advance payment reforms.

The 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives awards and recognition program honors people in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be  paving the way to better healthcare through their executive responsibility, leadership qualities, innovation, community service, and achievements inside and outside their organizations. Nominees must be licensed clinicians working in the healthcare industry and must carry an executive title of senior vice president or higher.

See the full list of awardees here.