With more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, Robert E. Goff is a recognized expert in care delivery, organization and financing. His career has spanned a wide range of leadership positions as a hospital administrator, regulator, managed care executive, consultant and association executive.
He has been an adjunct professor, at the New School University, instructing in Managed Care and Healthcare Strategic Planning and is a frequent lecturer to physicians and community organizations.
As an entrepreneur he has been responsible for the development of numerous health care businesses, including one of the first for-profit HMOs in New York State, the first network model Medicaid managed care plan in New York, one of the earliest physician practice management companies, a chain of urgent care centers, as well as a variety of provider based health care business initiatives.
Mr. Goff currently serves as CEO of University Physicians Network, LLC (UPN) in New York City, an organization of physicians engaged in supporting the private practice of medicine and its relationship with managed care companies. Additionally, Mr. Goff holds advisory roles with a number of emerging healthcare companies, and is active in consultative roles including the position he holds at the Verden Group.
COVID-19 offers an opportunity to step up and improve health care for patients.
"Providers have found the shift to virtual care challenging but have stepped up at a record pace. Physicians and their office teams rapidly and successfully pivoted to deliver healthcare online. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) data shows that telemedicine visits spiked to 50 times higher than before the pandemic. According to the Harris Poll COVID-19 Tracker*, 89% of the public agrees that everyone should have access to telehealth. It has not been easy, and it has not been perfect, but our talented medical community is delivering excellent, compassionate care in a virtual setting."
Susanne Madden talks about why breastfeeding services are often not covered by payers.
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