Ben Umansky is a Practice Manager with the Health Care Advisory Board research team. His principal areas of expertise include the economics of emerging payment models, changes in insurance markets, and the business case for consumer-oriented care. Much of his time is spent exploring the impact of industry-wide trends on hospital and health system growth strategy.
Mr. Umansky is a frequent speaker at board retreats and executive team meetings for Advisory Board members. Noted for his energetic and direct style, he is always honored and excited to share the Advisory Board’s research on location or via webconference.
Mr. Umansky also leads the Advisory Board’s Community Hospital Initiative, a research effort dedicated to addressing the unique challenges of the independent hospitals, rural providers, and other smaller organizations that form the backbone of the health care continuum in many communities across the country.
Prior to joining the Advisory Board in 2007, Mr. Umansky worked at the International Monetary Fund and the Congressional Budget Office. He holds a MS in Mathematics and Statistics and a BS in International Economics from Georgetown University.
Mr. Neorr currently serves as the Vice President/Executive Director of Triad HealthCare Network (“THN”) for the Cone Health System. His responsibilities include all planning, development, and implementation of an Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) through THN in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. Most recently, Mr. Neorr served as Senior Consultant at WayPoint Health Care Advisors where he focused on providing support to large health systems regarding developing ACO/CIN strategies, implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home initiatives and performance-based contracting. Prior to WayPoint, Mr. Neorr served as Chief Operating Officer of a 140-physician multi-specialty medical group practice with over 40 medical offices located throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He has worked in healthcare and with physicians for 20 years.
Mr. Neorr holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Alabama.
Mr. Neorr is a Past President of the North Texas Association of Medical Administrators, and Past President of the Fort Worth Medical Group Administrators Association.
Lindsay Durgin leads the labor management initiative for Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), with responsibility for eight acute-care facilities, multiple rehab locations and four long-term care communities as well as provides support for CHS’ Medical Group and new regional facilities. The labor management initiative at CHS strives to fully develop of a culture of continuous performance improvement in labor expense management that produces high-quality clinical outcomes, achieves established financial goals and is aligned with overall organization strategy.
She has been with CHS for over six years. Prior to becoming the Assistant Vice President of Labor Management, Durgin worked on several special projects for the system, including implementation of the Premier Operations Advisor tool. She also worked as a Manager of Finance for CHS. Durgin previously worked for Ernst and Young.
Durgin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Durgin is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina.