William (Bill) Mills, M.D. is senior vice president of medical affairs at BrightSpring Health Services. At BrightSpring, Dr. Mills is focused on furthering the organization’s value proposition by leading its outcome measure development and reporting. Led by Dr. Mills, the value-based partnership workgroup has five ongoing studies, two of which have been presented or published in peer-reviewed symposia, with another currently in press. Current active studies include: the development of value-based outcome measures in the field of intellectual and developmental disability (IDD); variation in hospitalization rates among senior living communities; days spent at home as an outcome measure in IDD and home-based primary care; the consultant pharmacist’s impact on acute care avoidance; and the effect of a highly coordinated COVID-19 pandemic outbreak response in a diversified, national healthcare delivery system. In addition, Dr. Mills is developing the company’s medical service line, and currently leads the organization’s participation in a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation population health management model.
Dr. Mills is a board-certified physician who has spent his career providing home-centered care to chronically and seriously ill patients. Prior to BrightSpring, Mills founded and led Chronic Care Management, Inc, a technology company dedicated to innovations in care management for people with multiple complex medical conditions. Dr. Mills has also served in a variety of roles for Kindred Healthcare, the largest diversified post-acute care provider in the U.S., including President, Kindred House Calls, Chief Medical Officer for Care Management and Kindred at Home, and Senior Medical Advisor. Dr. Mills also founded a leading home-based medical care group (Western Reserve Senior Care) and a hospice company (HopeBridge Hospice) and served as President of both organizations from founding until each company was acquired. In January 2019, Mills acquired back the home-based primary care group he originally founded in 2007.
Dr. Mills is an experienced medical director, having served in this role for medical practices, home health agencies, hospice organizations, nursing facilities, and assisted livings, as well as an experienced acute care hospitalist. Mills received his baccalaureate degree in chemistry and biology from University of Rochester, a medical degree at Case Western Reserve, and completed residency and fellowship at Case Western Reserve, MetroHealth Medical Center. He has presented and published over 65 studies in peer-reviewed settings. He has served as a Director-at-Large for the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, and has served as an advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center. In 2015, he scored in the 96th percentile on the American Board of Internal Medicine Re-certification Exam.
Dr. Mills is passionate about enabling aging-in-place, value-based care and refocusing healthcare delivery into the home. In his spare time, he enjoys exercise, travel, sports, fishing, cooking and spending time with his wife of 21 years (and high-school sweetheart) Renee and their three daughters Ally, Kate and Anna and dog Charley.