Dr. Rose Kakoza is a board-certified internist and primary care provider at ChristianaCare where she serves as Medical Director for the system’s Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (Delaware Medicaid Quality Partners ACO). In this role, Dr. Kakoza oversees the strategic development and growth of the Medicaid ACO network for ChristianaCare. This includes the design and scale of an effective models of care delivery and the development of innovative population health management programs and services focused on the unique needs of Medicaid patients while controlling costs. Dr. Kakoza brings extensive experience to this role, including expertise in population health, managing and improving care delivery in large health care systems with complex physician networks and community partnerships.
Dr. Kakoza has presented her work in high-risk care management nationally and has been an invited presenter on topics ranging from the Medicaid ACO to social determinants of health. Her publication topics range from ED-based care coordination, to enhancing primary care quality, to the challenges of patient advocacy.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Primary Care Delivery Reform
High Risk Population Management
Harvard Medical School: Medical Degree 2008
Brigham & Women's Hospital: Residency Program 2011
Harvard School of Public Health: Master in Public Health 2014
Harvard Medical School: Fellowship 2014
Media Appearances (3)
Delaware launching Accountable Care Organizations to serve Medicaid patients
WDDE -- NPR radio
Dr. Rose Kakoza is medical director for ChristianaCare’s new Medicaid ACO, Delaware Medicaid Quality Partners. “We really see this ACO model as an opportunity to optimize our care delivery to the Medicaid population and really work to eliminate those healthcare disparities that we see in our community,” said Kakoza.
ChristianaCare to launch Delaware Medicaid Quality Partners ACO
Delaware Business Times print
“Key to the success of Delaware Medicaid Quality Partners ACO will be building on our strong clinical partnerships with providers in primary care, pediatrics and behavioral and women’s health, as well as continuing to work closely with our community-based partners to provide health care access and support in the communities where patients live,” said Rose Kakoza, M.D., MPH, medical director for Delaware Medicaid Quality Partners ACO in a statement. “Among areas we will especially focus on are health equity, care standardization and addressing social determinants of health.” The Delaware Medicaid Quality Partners ACO will seek agreements with the state’s two Medicaid managed care organizations, AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware and Highmark Health Options. The contracts are expected to begin July 1, 2021 and run through Dec. 31, 2024.
ChristianaCare expands COVID-19 testing for communities in Wilmington
Hockessin Community News print
“Virtual care is an opportunity for us to meet people where they are and provide excellent and equitable care in trusted community spaces,” said Rose Kakoza, clinical director of Community Health and Equity for Primary Care and Community Medicine at ChristianaCare. “Virtual care also allows us to continue to care for COVID-19 positive patients in their homes and connect all patients with primary care providers.”
External Service & Affiliations (1)
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine from American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011