Dr. Josh Luke is a best-selling author, hospital CEO, healthcare futurist, thought-leader and international motivational speaker. He is an experienced hospital CEO, health system Vice President and nursing home administrator. He is regarded as a "futurist" on the Affordable Care Act and how it will shape the continuum of care and has been described as an as an innovator, forward-thinking and a strategist on teaching ACO’s, BPIP’s, acute hospitals and post-acute leaders how to position themselves for revenue growth in a post-ACA model.
He currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Nelson Hardiman Healthcare Law and its subsidiary consulting firm, Compliagent. Having uniquely held executive positions in both acute and post-acute settings, Dr. Luke was selected to author the book Readmission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum published by the American College of Healthcare Executives, the best-selling book from Health Administration Press in 2015. In 2016, Xlibris publishing released Luke’s first book written for the mainstream public, Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what’s wrong with American healthcare, What every American needs to know. In 2016 Luke is conducting an international book promotion tour.
In 2013, Luke was named Vice President of Post Acute Services for Torrance Memorial Health System. In that role he designed a population management strategy (Total Wellness Torrance), working with the ACO, Bundled Payment & IPA teams. TWT and its Post Acute Network received the 2013 Excellence in Programming award from CAHF.
His broad range of prior experience with some of the leading companies in healthcare, positioned him well to be an expert on readmission prevention and care coordination. He served as the CEO of multiple acute hospitals in California, as CEO of HealthSouth Las Vegas (acute rehab hospital), Administrator in the Skilled Nursing Division of Kindred, and had direct oversight of home health and hospice services in his health system Vice president role.
Dr. Luke founded the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative in October 2013 (nationalreadmissionprevention.com) to showcase Best Practice integration models and the National Bundled Payment Collaborative in 2015.
Dr. Luke serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy and formerly at California State University, Long Beach in the Healthcare Administration Department. He previously instructed at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Luke has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, served as a Lean Mentor and Project Chair, is a Fellow with ACHE and is past Chair for the Cal Optima Provider Advisory Committee.
Recent and past board appointments include The California Hospital Association Center for Post Acute Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Orange County, the Hospital Association of Southern California, Healthcare Executives of Southern California, CSULB Healthcare Administration Advisory Board and Hospice Care of California. He is also a licensed SNF & RCFE Administrator and preceptor.
Change is Here to Stay (No Matter Who Wins in November)
Republicans have campaigned to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) but parts of healthcare reform, particularly Value-Based Care, aren’t going away. Dr. Luke explains why.
A straight-talker who shakes up the status quo, Dr. Luke’s tell all book “Ex-Acute” takes an unflinching, nonpartisan look at what’s wrong with healthcare in America from the perspective of a former hospital CEO. He shares key points all Americans need to know to navigate the evolving system.
The Fee-for-Service Free for All
Dr. Luke explains how the United States’ dominant physician payment method raises costs and discourages efficiencies, and what can be done about it.
The Quota-Based Physician: Forget About Your Health, It’s About Your Doctor’s Income
Dr. Luke reveals how post-acute hospital owners and operators have created a system that is not patient-centric and “borders on unethical,” and why “quota-based physician-ing” has become entrenched in some doctors’ daily routines.
Why Your Family’s Health Care Costs Will Continue to Increase
One of the three goals of healthcare reform is to reduce costs. Dr. Luke tells why that won’t happen in this decade – and what people can do to meet the challenge.
When Alzheimer’s Hits Home
Both of Dr. Luke’s grandmothers suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and now his mother is in the advanced stages of the debilitating illness, which afflicts 5.3 million Americans ¬– 1 in 9 over age 65. With millions more cases expected as Baby Boomers age and costs for care skyrocketing, Dr. Luke discusses the search for a cure, and what people can do to prepare.
Caring for Aging Parents and Selecting a Senior Facility
Dr. Luke shares tips for understanding the different levels of care seniors need and choosing the best senior care.
Right to Die? Your Choices for End-of-Life Care
Dr. Luke has worked as an administrator in hospice and skilled nursing care. He helps people better understand their end-of-life choices.
Healthcare Concerns of Young Parents
An evangelical Christian who attends a California mega-church, Dr. Luke hears from many young families concerned about their healthcare choices. He shares what parents need to know to assure the best care for their kids, including tips for moms to access quality care in a managed care world.
How Millennials Are Changing Everything
What are the major trends shaping the future? Dr. Luke, a “proud Gen X-er,” discusses how the Millennial Generation is shaping not only healthcare but our economy and society.
Are We Headed for a Single-Payer System?
Dr. Luke shares why America is reaching a tipping point on how high a family’s or business’s medical costs can go before they opt out and pay cash in emergencies, and what a government-run system would mean for access to care.
Work For Yourself? What You Need to Know
Dr. Luke discusses the best healthcare alternatives for people who work independently and are not covered by company insurance plans.
Investing In the Healthcare Space
From his research as a consultant for investment firms and brokers, Dr. Luke discusses investing in value-based care services such as long-term acute care, assisted living, home health, rehab and others.
Playing in the Majors, Sports to Healthcare
An avid Dodger’s fan (his brother played for the Dodgers and Angels in the late 1990s), Dr. Luke switched from a career in sports marketing and PR to become a thought leader in healthcare 20 years ago. He shares his story and lessons he’s learned from both.
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