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Rhonda Medows, MD

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President, Population Health Management, Providence and CEO, Ayin Health Solutions

Rhonda M. Medows, M.D., is President of Population Health Management at Providence, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, and CEO of Ayin Health Solutions, a population health management company launched by Providence.

She leads Providence’s Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial, and employer population health strategies, as well as the organization’s value-based care, health plans, population health informatics, government programs, care management, contracting, and community health partnerships. In 2020, Providence Population Health is leading the Mental Health Improvement strategy across our seven state footprint.

Dr. Medows has extensive healthcare industry background in both the private sector and government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid. Formally served on the US HHS Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Council (PTAC) focused on developing new alternative payment models.

Prior to joining Providence, she served as an executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. While there, she led quality management and improvement initiatives and provided leadership and oversight of efforts to improve clinical quality and operational excellence. Until March 2010, Dr. Medows served as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and as the State Health Officer for Georgia, where she oversaw Georgia’s Medicaid and SCHIP programs and ran the state employee benefit plan, public health department, public health emergency preparedness, rural health, and information technology.

Dr. Medows also served as Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administrative (AHCA), the state agency responsible for the Medicaid and SCHIP programs, health facility regulation, managed care quality, health information exchange, and public policy development. She also served as the chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Southeast Region.

Dr. Medows holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and earned her Medical Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She practiced medicine at Mayo Clinic and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.