Dr. Dave Krueger is the Executive Director and Medical Director of Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners. Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners is a clinically integrated network comprised of Bellin Health, ThedaCare and 700+ physicians in Northeast Wisconsin. Their mission is to improve health care value for patients, employers and providers in Northeast Wisconsin. Dr. Krueger is responsible for setting the direction for Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners and positioning the organization to be successful in an environment that is shifting from fee for service contracting to value based contracting. Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners is a leading Accountable Care Organization and has achieved success in CMS’ Pioneer ACO Model. Dr. Krueger is also the Medical Director of the ThedaCare ACO. The ThedaCare ACO is a clinically integrated network comprised of ThedaCare and its affiliated specialists. The ThedaCare ACO is a member of AboutHealth, a clinically integrated statewide network.


Dr. Krueger holds a Medical Degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, a Master of Science degree from the University of Chicago in the Arts and Science Related to Human Biology and Medicine, and a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on Health Care from the University of Massachusetts. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a Certified Physician Executive.


Recent Posts by David Krueger

Paying For Value: Perspective From The Front Lines

The concept of value-based health care is rapidly gaining traction in the U.S., yet implementation remains a significant challenge. We propose that in a true pay-for-value system, a national payment rate should be established and rooted in reality and adjusted for three factors.

Creating The Next Generation: The Payment Model We Need From Medicare

Four years of nation-wide testing by CMS has now proven that the current shared savings payment models do not work effectively for low-cost ACOs. After being challenged by members of CMS and others to design a better payment scheme, we studied the issues and are proposing a global risk-adjusted...