Episode 8: Clinical Leader Profile – How Virginia Care Partners is delivering value with the right incentives and a data-friendly culture


In this episode, Smarter Care Virginia team member Steve Horan, PhD, CEO of Community Health Solutions, chats with Gerard Filicko, . Gerard is the lead for VCP’s Smarter Care Virginia work. Gerard shares how VCP’s culture and ongoing improvement efforts have helped them get off to a good start.  Additionally, Steve and Gerard discuss how traditional FFS can be a barrier to LVC reduction – especially for primary care.

Our Guest: Gerard Filicko

Gerard Filicko is the Vice President of Clinical Integration for the HCA Capital Division, and Executive Director of both Virginia Care Partners LLC and the Virginia Care Partners ACO. He is responsible for overall leadership, strategy and visioning for these two physician-led organizations with over 900 providers and value-based contracts totaling $1.1B in medical spend for 200,000 patients.

Gerard began his career as a hospital executive with HCA Healthcare in 1987. In 1996, Gerard started his own physician management company. For the next 20 years, he worked side-by-side with both primary care and specialty physicians throughout the Southeast, helping to enhance the operation, care delivery and profitability of their medical practices. He returned to HCA Healthcare in April 2017.

Gerard is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and earned a Masters in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia/VCU. He has been the volunteer Legislative Liaison for the Virginia Medical Group Management Association since 2011, and was honored with the prestigious “Legislative Liaison of the Year Award” from National MGMA in 2018. He serves on the MGMA Government Affairs Council, the Medical Society of Virginia Advocacy Committee, and the Leadership Council of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation.


Virginia Care Parners (website)

Virginia Care Partners – overview (PDF)