FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2023
Colchester, Vt. – OneCare Vermont has announced that Abe Berman has been selected as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Berman replaces Vicki Loner, who will step down from the role at the end of May.
Berman currently serves as Vice President of Revenue Strategy for the University of Vermont Health Network where he is focused on the transition toward value based and fixed revenue streams. Prior to his current role, he was instrumental in the early development and launch of OneCare and served as Director of ACO Finance for several years before moving on to progressive executive leadership roles in network management for a large commercial insurer.
“The OneCare Board of Managers is pleased to appoint Abe as Interim CEO,” said Anya Rader Wallack, board chair. “Abe’s leadership skills combined with his experience and knowledge of value-based care make him the right leader to guide the organization at this critical moment.”
OneCare is an accountable care organization that partners with local health care providers to transform Vermont’s health care system to one that focuses on health goals, by providing actionable data and innovative payments that foster better health outcomes for all. OneCare establishes value-based care contracts with insurance payers (Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurers) on behalf of over 5,000 participating providers from the full continuum of care.
“Abe has been a leader in value-based care for over a decade and I have seen first-hand his commitment to the success of health care reform, said Tom Huebner, board vice chair. “He is dedicated to improving the health of Vermonters.”
OneCare’s Board of Managers is undergoing a strategic planning process to identify how to efficiently and effectively continue OneCare’s work. Berman has been charged with leading the implementation of the plan.
“I am ready to keep OneCare moving forward on its goal of providing the greatest value to participating providers and, through them, all Vermonters,” said Abe Berman, Interim OneCare CEO. “I’ve been involved in value-based care for much of my career and I am excited to take on this important role in health care reform.”
The OneCare Board of Managers will seek a permanent CEO after implementation of the upcoming strategic plan.