Rodney Adams

Rodney Adams is the Vice President of Research and Reimbursement for the Tennessee Hospital Association.  In this role, he works with hospitals across the state in the areas of Managed Care, Revenue Cycle, Case Management/Utilization Review, and Compliance.  He also assists the association with their legislative efforts and serves as an advocate for Tennessee Hospitals.  Prior to joining THA in 2021, Adams was the Associate Administrator of Finance Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN where he oversaw patient access, health information management, coding, case management, patient financial services and managed care.  Adams was also with the Maury Regional Health System for almost 12 years, holding various roles during his tenure there, including Pre-Service Manager, Patient Access Director, and Revenue Cycle Director. 

Adams is a past president of the HFMA TN chapter and has obtained both the CRCR and CHFP certifications and was recently named a HFMA Fellow.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Warren National University and completed his graduate studies at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management where he obtained his Masters in the Management of Healthcare (MMHC).

Mike Hoak

Mike Hoak is the Vice President of Public Policy for Humana, where he is responsible for the development and execution of Humana’s public policy initiatives. Mike also has primary responsibility for Humana’s relationship with all executive branch agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prior to joining Humana in 2012, Mike served as a policy consultant at Capitol Counsel LLC and Strategic Health Solutions, where he worked on behalf of a broad base of health care clients, including nearly half of the top 20 drug manufacturers in the U.S., as well as leading pharmaceutical benefit managers, specialty pharmacies, drug wholesalers, medical device companies, physician trade associations, long term care providers, and health plans. Mike is a member of the Policy Steering Committees at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). Mike received his B.A. from James Madison University and his M.A. from the College of William and Mary, where he currently serves as a Director of the Alumni Board and previously served as Director of the Graduate Studies Board. 

Scott Levy

Scott Levy is the Chief Government Affairs Officer for Amedisys, Inc., the leading independent home health, hospice, and high-acuity care provider in the nation. Scott joined Amedisys in 2015 first as the Director of State Government Affairs and has risen through the ranks to oversee all aspects of public policy for Amedisys across all lines of business at the state and federal level. In his role, Scott advocates on behalf of Amedisys and the home health and hospice industry in Washington, D.C., with members of
Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other governmental bodies. As a member of the Amedisys C-Suite, Scott provides guidance in formulating, implementing, and executing the company’s strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Amedisys, Scott practiced law at a multi-state regional law firm, focusing on regulatory, procurement, litigation and government matters. Levy worked at both the state and federal level and has experience in all three branches of government, as well as national political campaigns and events. Scott is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the Paul M. Hebert Louisiana State University Law Center.

Mark Yancy

Mark Yancy is a lifelong Tennessean, having spent most of his life in Memphis. Mark became a healthcare leader at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a not-for-profit system that is one of the state’s largest outside of Nashville.

Mark has intentionally devoted his career to the underserved and those most impacted by lack of access to care and resources. He is motivated to help them mount a winnable fight against chronic illness. While at Methodist, he purposely worked at urban hospitals that allowed him to focus on those most impacted by social determinants of health, notably those with Sickle Cell Disease among other chronic conditions. Working on behalf of the underserved afforded Mark the opportunities to fund-raise,
business plan, and engage public and private sector businesses to launch innovative service lines and solutions.

Mark then joined Anthem via its subsidiary CareMore. As Director of Health Services, he ran operational point for a multi-site value-based attributed panel of over 15,000 Medicaid patients, focusing on assertive preventive care for chronic and behavioral health. From there, he was recruited by DaVita Kidney Care as Regional Operations Director to oversee care for what he perceived to be “hidden” endstage renal patients in Memphis and eastern Arkansas.

While most healthcare administrators have graduate degrees in business or health administration, Mark chose to acquire a Master of Public Health so he could better understand and engage the chronic medical and social dynamics that lead to acute presentations in hospitals or clinics. It’s that passion that
led him to NashvilleHealth, an organization totally focused on improving population health and promoting wellness for all.

Darin Gordon

Darin Gordon is the former Director of Tennessee’s Medicaid program - TennCare, a $12+ billion health care enterprise that at its peak provided services to over 1.5 million Tennesseans.  Gordon has over 25 years of experience in public health care finance, policy, and operations.  During his time at TennCare, the program was nationally recognized for a variety of innovations in serving complex populations, delivery system transformation, value-based purchasing and managed care. In 2015, Catalyst for Payment Reform named Gordon as a Pacesetter in Payment Reform. Gordon’s contributions have extended beyond Tennessee as well through consultations with over 35 states; in his leadership role as President of the National Association of Medicaid Directors; and his involvement in a variety of health care related initiatives and task forces with the National Governors Association. Gordon’s involvement has also extended internationally with consultations with a variety of health officials from other countries.   

Following public service, Gordon founded Gordon & Associates, LLC based in Nashville, Tennessee. His firm served as a cornerstone for the creation of another Nashville based firm, Speire Healthcare Strategies, LLC where he currently serves as a Founding Partner.  

Gordon is a member of the Cressey & Company Distinguished Executives Council and is a Director of Addus Homecare, Upperline Health, Advanced Care Partners, and HHA Exchange. He also serves as a member of the Duke-Margolis/West Health State Payment Reform Advisory Board, and as a member of the MITRE Health Advisory Committee. Gordon is also a Commissioner of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) which is charged with advising Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and States on Medicaid and CHIP policy.