John Wagner

Associate Director


John Wagner is an Associate Director in BRG’s Healthcare Performance Improvement practice and specializes in value based transformation, high-performance networks (HPN) and portfolio optimization. He has over 20 years of healthcare payer and provider experience focusing on strategic leadership, value based healthcare, population health, delivery systems, market development,  and healthcare strategy.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Wagner worked for a national accountable care organization (ACO) enablement company, where he led a wholly owned Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACO and also had accountability for development, implementation, and expansion of a clinical portfolio. His roles and responsibilities included:

  • Care services vertical
  • Medicare and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services subject-matter expert
  • Creating and operationalizing product-line development and management process
  • Assessing and approving vendor partners to add to portfolio of solutions and key mergers and acquisitions functions
  • URAC/National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation and certification functions

Mr. Wagner was a key member of the leadership team of a large pharmacy retailer that established and operated three MSSP ACOs and other strategic relationships among health systems and the retailer.

Mr. Wagner’s extensive payer experience focuses on all lines of business and all segments, with expertise in network development and operations, product development and management, analytics, distribution, marketing, and organizational and tactical strategy.

Mr. Wagner has a strong commitment to diversity and working causes related to people with disabilities.  He received the 2014 Disabilities Matters National Disabilities Champion award and the 2014 Florida Diversity Council’s Multicultural Leader award, and was named in the Florida Times Union’s 2013 “Ten Who Make a Difference.” He is also a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and the University of North Florida (UNF) College of Health Alumni Association. He is the founder, a past president, and a board member of the First Coast Business Leadership Network (FCBLN).

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