After completing his residency at the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine Dr. Baker was the founding and managing partner in Piedmont Physicians for Women an OB/GYN practice for 32 years. He has extensive background in managed care and contracting while acting as the President of an IPA and Chairman of the Board of a regional PHO. Initially serving as a part time Physician Advisor doing mainly second level reviews took on the role as a full time Physician Advisor and Medical Director for Case Management and CDI in 2014. Responsibilities also include denials management for Self Regional Healthcare a regional hospital in Greenwood, SC. and managing all value-based care agreements for the facility. Dr. Baker serves as Chairman of the Board for Health Partners of the Lakelands, CIN as well as multiple roles in Southeastern Health Partners ACO an upstate South Carolina ACO including serving on the Board of Managers. Previously he has served on the ACPA Board of Directors 2017-2021 and currently is an Emeritus Board Member. He was also appointed to the inaugural class of “Hirsch’s Heroes” in 2015 for his work with the process to file complaints with CMS against Medicare Advantage Plans. He also authored the section on Medicare Advantage for TLC A.