Senior Medical Director for Population Health and Delivery System Collaboration
Dr. Jim Rickards, MD, MBA is a board-certified radiologist who believes our health results from what happens in both the clinic and the community. He started his medical career interpreting medical imaging studies such as CAT scans and MRIs. Over the course of his career, he developed ways to move beyond helping individual patients to improve the health of populations and communities. In this work, he helped start one of 16 original Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) in Oregon, the Yamhill CCO, and served as the organization’s Health Strategy Office. He has also helped develop and guide health policy and legislation at the state level during his time as the Chief Medical Office for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). He is currently Moda Health’s Senior Medical Director for Population Health and Delivery System Collaboration and is working to integrate value-based payment models and population health strategies for commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.