Bagley, who served as the 1999-2000 president of the AAFP, was hired by the organization as medical director for quality improvement in 2003 and began working in that same position for TransforMED in 2011.
Prior to joining the AAFP staff, Bagley was the managing partner for the Latham Medical Group in Albany, N.Y., where he had practiced since 1976. A TransforMED news release described Latham as a “well-known pioneer” in the use of performance measures and electronic health records.
"Dr. Bagley's immense experience lends itself well to the ability to forge partnerships with technology vendors and other high-profile healthcare stakeholders,” Dr. William Soper, chairman of the TransforMED board, said in the release. Soper also said the board conducted a national search before selecting Bagley for the job.
When Bagley was appointed interim president and CEO, he acknowledged that he was looking to stay in the post and even told the TransforMED staff back in February that, “I'll work every day to get the word 'interim' removed from my title.”
TransforMED was launched in 2005 to help guide 18 of the 36 practices participating in a national patient-centered medical home demonstration project. TransforMED has since gone on to help some 677 primary-care practices adopt the medical home model, which involves a physician-led multidisciplinary team improving care coordination for a population of patients and helping them improve their own health.
The organization and its 52-person staff is currently working on developing the “medical neighborhood” concept. Funded by a $20.75 million grant from the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, TransforMED is working with 90 primary-care practices allied with 15 health systems to lower healthcare costs while improving the population health and patient experience in 65 cities.
Before he stepped down, McGeeney was interviewed for an article on the AAFP website in which he predicted 300% revenue growth for TransforMED.
The AAFP has 110,600 members and is also headquartered in Leawood.
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