Rapid changes in health care demand that businesses constantly evaluate how their strategies align with the current environment. AgoHealth evaluates health care market dynamics and provides guidance and support for market entry, payer engagement, and partnership development.
Targeted partnerships are critical to achieving business and policy successes. AgoHealth’s founder is an expert facilitator and negotiator having built consensus among diverse groups at the national level and can guide efforts to foster partnerships across the health care spectrum.
Successful business strategies are informed by the policy environment. AgoHealth helps clients evaluate the impact of federal and state policy on business priorities and local market trends.
If you aren’t shaping health policy, it will shape you. Health care is a highly regulated market and successful companies drive policy. AgoHealth works with organizations to deploy proactive advocacy strategies in support of business development and growth.
Achieving strategic goals requires thoughtful project architecture and implementation. AgoHealth provides project management services across multi-disciplinary teams to drive results.
Mara Baer has over 20 years in health care. She is a skilled health policy advisor and negotiator with extensive experience across both the public and private sectors. Mara is a leader supporting clients at the intersection of business and policy, developing effective strategies to promote business goals.
Mara evaluates health care market dynamics and provides guidance and support for market entry, payer engagement, and partnership development. She evaluates the impact of federal and state policy on business strategy, and develops and implements state and federal policy engagement strategies in support of business development and growth.
Mara spearheads health policy development processes among cross-divisional and multi-stakeholder teams to drive consensus. She provides analysis of policy associated with changing provider networks, proposed insurance rates, value-based payment and other market dynamics. Mara also helps organizations by leading multi-disciplinary teams through management of complex projects.
Her previous experience includes seven years in senior management at a national federation of health plans. She has extensive background engaging insurers, providers, employers, and consumer organizations through coalitions and other strategic alliances.
Mara has experience in both the Executive and Legislative branches, including serving 4 years as a health care advisor for two U.S. Senators including during the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) debate of 2003. During her early years in Washington, Mara worked for the U.S. Administration on Aging, supporting development of the agency’s annual budget including emergency funding in response to the events of September 11, 2001.
Mara’s roots are in the delivery and management of care. She began her career as a social worker in a long-term care facility in Lawrence, Kansas. She also worked for a large physical therapy network in California, conducting on-site surveys of providers to ensure compliance with quality standards. Her company is a Certified Women Owned Small Business with the SBA.