Nicole Fetter, MD



Chicago , IL +1.617.459.6880

Areas of Expertise

Nicole Fetter is a Director in the Healthcare Services practice. She trained as an Orthopedic Surgeon and has experience in population health, physician alignment, value-based care models, orthopedic surgery, OR operations improvement, and health system strategic growth.

Nicole has worked with a wide variety of healthcare providers including academic medical centers, community hospitals, large for-profit health systems and not-for-profit health systems. She has worked with health systems to assess, build and implement capabilities to support value-based care.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Population Health: Performs in-depth data analysis and assessment to identify opportunities and capability gaps for execution on risk-based contracts. Advises health systems on development of clinical programs, care pathways, quality initiatives and care teams necessary to successfully support clinical transformation.
  • Physician Alignment: Guides administrative and clinical leadership on development of clinical governance models to foster physician alignment. Specializes in education, specialty reporting and physician compacts.
  • Value-Based Care Models: Works with health systems to help transition from free-for-service to value-based care models. Helps design and implement clinical programs to support value-based care.

Professional Experience:

  • Population Health
    • Led clinical assessment of care management, disease management, utilization management, risk adjustment, pharmacy, and quality capabilities of a large health system including best practice recommendations.
    • Assisted with development of clinical strategy to support growth of health system value-based business to 100,000 risk lives • Worked with OR leadership and surgeons to identify unwarranted variation in surgical procedures.
  • Physician Alignment
    • Designed and implemented multi-component physician alignment strategy at a state-wide multi-health system Alliance. Developed charter and subcommittee structure for physician governance entity.
    • Facilitated educational sessions for primary care physicians, nurses and administrators which provided tools and processes to implement front-line changes in clinics to support clinical transformation.
    • Assisted with development of specialist population health engagement strategy including educational conference, specialty reports, and interdisciplinary co-management agreements.
  • Value-Based Care Models
    • Led team which designed care management program to support bundle payments in total joint surgery.
    • Created quality program including identification and prioritization of initiatives and quality measures to support management of risk-lives.
    • Designed incentive bonus program and strategy for employed and independent physicians to align with value-based care model.
M.D., Duke University School of Medicine
B.S., Chemistry, Duke University
Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Orthopedic Residency, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program

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