Charlie has spent 25 years in healthcare management and consulting, and his clients benefit from his deep and varied background in strategic health plan contract negotiations and performance-based reimbursement methodologies. Charlie has a long track record of improving his clients' financial bottom lines and operational performance. Most of his career has been devoted to improving performance in a managed healthcare environment. He has spoken about managed care contracting and strategies to local and national audiences, and has been published in a variety of managed healthcare-related journals. As a member of ECG's Contracting and Reimbursement practice, much of Charlie's work is in developing innovative agreements with performance- or value-based payment methodologies, and he is currently involved with helping health systems create commercially oriented accountable care organizations. He focuses on strategic health plan contracting and the design of collaborative arrangements between healthcare payors, health systems, and medical groups.