Art Jones, M.D., has over 25 years of experience as a founding physician and CEO at a large Community Health Center in Chicago. Dr. Jones helped establish it as a model managed care organization that has served its Medicaid, Medicare and commercial population under a near global capitation payment system since the early 1990s. During his tenure, the organization ranked in the top one percent of FQHCs in the country for managed care financial performance as well as the top FQHC in Illinois for quality based pay-for-performance programs for several of their managed care organizations.
Dr. Jones was one of the founders and currently serves part time as the Chief Medical Officer of Medical Home Network (MHN), a foundation funded demonstration project to improve health status of 140,000 Southside Chicago area Medicaid clients by integrating the efforts of six hospital systems and six FQHCs. This work led to those entities creating and contracting as an ACO to serve the Medicaid population. In addition to his work at MHN, he is a principal at Health Management Associates, a national consulting firm with a special concentration on those who address the needs of the medically indigent and underserved. Dr. Jones focuses on advancing safety net integrated delivery systems and helping federally qualified health centers transition to managing health care risk and reap some of the downstream financial benefits from operating as a well-functioning, patient-centered medical home. He explores new delivery models made possible by the change from strict reimbursement only for face to face medical provider encounters to one that also rewards for successful population management.
Dr. Jones earned his MD from the University of Illinois. Dr. Jones completed his internal medicine residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship and now holds a position as Clinical Associate at the University of Chicago. He lived in the impoverished community that he served for over 35 years.