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C.J. Stimson, MD, JD

Visionary. Value-Based Health Care Leader. Cancer Surgeon.

Dr. Stimson is a nationally recognized leader in value-based health care and a practicing cancer surgeon. He spent four years as a senior advisor with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) where he supported the federal government’s transition from a volume- to value-based health care purchaser. In 2016, Dr. Stimson was the first surgeon at CMMI, providing clinical and regulatory expertise related to the development of alternative payment models. In Tennessee, he is pioneering unique payment solutions for employers across the state and helping providers and purchasers navigate the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care.

He can speak to health care’s shift from fee-for-service to value-based care and how it will impact the industry and the nation. Additionally, he can share insight on the importance of value-based care models to propel better health outcomes, improve patient experiences and increase affordability for employers and employees alike. He also has experience with federal health policy, both the legislative and executive branches.

Recent Speaking Engagements
2023 Middle Tennessee Employee Benefits Council Panel Discussion
2023 National Healthcare CXO Summit
2023 Healthcare Financial Management Association Annual Conference
2023 The State and Local Government Benefits Association Fall Regional Conference
2023 Future of Health Conference
2022 American Hospital Association Leadership Summit
2022 KLAS Research Summit
2022 Healthcare Financial Management Association Conference
2021 Institute for Healthcare Improvement Summit


C.J. Stimson, MD, JD

Dr. Stimson is at the forefront nationally of value-based care an...

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Areas of Expertise

  • Value-Based Health Care
  • Transition from fee-for-service to alternative payment models
  • Employer-provider direct contracting
  • Episodes-of-care bundled programs
  • Alternative payment model design
  • Employer-sponsored health benefits
  • Organizational and change leadership
  • Urologic oncology

C.J. Stimson on MyHealth Bundles

C.J. Stimson Discusses the Transformational MyHealth Bundles Approach