Ronald R. Barkley, MS, JD
Mr. Barkley is a healthcare business development and operations advisor with expertise in medical group practice; hospital/health system and healthcare corporate settings. Ron specializes in the transaction and operational conversion of integrated physician-hospital oncology service lines and cancer centers; alternate delivery models, such as oncology medical home and in the evolving alternative payment models (APMs) associated with oncology, including Medicare’s Oncology Care Model (OCM) program and episode-of-care/bundled pricing initiatives.
Ron has served as Executive Director for a regionally dominant independent community oncology medical group practice affiliated with Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. He successfully transacted the management and professional services alignment between Dana Farber and the practice that became the forerunner of today’s predominant model of oncologist-hospital alignment. Ron has also served as market executive for the organizational re-structuring of the Chicago-area practices of the McKesson/US Oncology Network and as professional business advisor in oncology practice merger, acquisition, business diversification and oncologist-hospital affiliations and service line consolidations in numerous settings nationally.
Mr. Barkley holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and a Law Degree with emphasis in healthcare transactional and regulatory law. He is a member of the State Bar of California; American Health Lawyer’s Association (AHLA) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and is National Co-Chair of the Cancer Center Business Summit (CancerBusinessSummit.com), a thought leadership forum on matters involving business strategies and business models for cancer care delivery re-design and alternative payment in today’s value-based paradigm.