Kevin Stone has extensive experience in physician group practice, practice management, and managed care contracting.
Prior to joining Helms & Company, Kevin served in a variety of roles for the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center organizations, including Chief Operating Officer of its Southern Region and Executive Director of Managed Care and Contracting, during which time he supported the sale of the Matthew Thornton Health Plan to NH Blue Cross Blue Shield. He has continued working on a part-time basis supporting Dartmouth Hitchcock’s ACO development and projects in Rural Health Care delivery.
Kevin managed the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic’s Southern Region from inception to 1997, during which time it grew to over 250 physicians and annual operating revenue of $150 million. During his tenure, he oversaw the construction and renovation of over 200,000 square feet of clinical space, supported development of hospital-physician joint operating agreements, and developed managed care support systems including a data warehouse and reporting system, a provider contracting function, and an NCQA compliant utilization management service. He currently serves part time as a leader on Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Accountable Care Organization Team.
Kevin also helped develop physician hospital joint ventures in the southern United States for a national hospital management company that included successfully merging multiple private practices into a single group practice.
At Helms & Company, Kevin’s consulting practice emphasizes physician practice development and management support for both hospital owned and private practice structures. His work also includes managing a six (6) agency home health and hospice consortium, a shared imaging service among hospitals and physicians, and supporting providers with their 3rd party payer relationships. Kevin has planned and facilitated numerous board strategic retreats for various organizations.
Kevin has published articles in the Journal of The American Medical Association, Family Medicine, and Medical Decision Making and has made numerous presentations on healthcare topics at local and national forums. Kevin has lectured at the University of New Hampshire, the National Institutes of Health, and at the University of Vermont and Dartmouth Medical Schools.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar.