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Interview with Dr. Ben Zaniello, Collective Medical Technologies

| Nov 14, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Dr. Ben Zaniello is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Product for Collective Medical Technologies, a nationwide network covering every national health plan in the country, 30 million patients, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Zaniello has...[ Read More ]

Interview with Dr. Gerard Livaudias, Hawaii Pacific Health

| Jul 19, 2017 | Hawaii

Dr. Gerard Livaudais is vice president at Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH), responsible for the overall development and strategic leadership of the organization’s accountable care organization, (ACO) Hawai‘i Health Partners (HHP). Through HHP, HPH has partnered with HMSA to create a new model of care that emphasizes clinical integration and care...[ Read More ]

Interview with Michael Stollar, HMSA

DJ Wilson | Jan 2, 2017 | Hawaii

I had a conversation with Michael Stollar, President and COO at HMSA, about the outlook for 2017 for the organization.  He shared some candid thoughts on the questions for the market ahead of the ACA "repeal and replace" strategy, on the payment reform in Hawaii, and on the workplace culture...[ Read More ]

Getting to know Cassie Sauer, WSHA’s next CEO

JJ Lee | Aug 23, 2016 | Washington

Cassie Sauer will assume her role as the Washington State Hospital Association’s (WSHA) next CEO in January 2017. State of Reform sat down with the current Executive Vice President to talk about her vision for the organization, mental and physical health integration in the state, and the new all payer...[ Read More ]

#SeaHomeless: Interview with HCA Chief Policy Officer Nathan Johnson

| Jun 29, 2016 | Washington

Nathan Johnson is the Chief Policy Officer at the HCA, and one of the primary architects of the state’s 1115 Medicaid waiver application.  We asked him a few questions about state policy and the logic of including a supportive housing element in the waiver application. DJ: What was the impetus...[ Read More ]

#SeaHomeless: Interview with Michele Thomas, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

DJ Wilson | Jun 29, 2016 | Washington

Michele Thomas is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA).  From wliha.org:  “As the statewide champion for housing, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is a powerful coalition of diverse organizations and individuals working together to build and protect safe, healthy, affordable homes...[ Read More ]

UC Berkeley's Dr. James C. Robinson on state exchanges adopting the active purchaser model

JJ Lee | Jun 15, 2016 | California, Washington

State of Reform sat down with Dr. James Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics and Director of the UC Berkeley Center of Health Technology, to talk about state exchanges and the active purchaser model. Dr. Robinson co-authored the article "Whither Health Insurance Exchanges Under the Affordable Care Act?...[ Read More ]

Ele Hamburger: Medicaid programs should be taking "a long hard look" at their drug policies under state and federal law

JJ Lee | Jun 6, 2016 | Washington

Ele Hamburger, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys in the recent lawsuit against the Washington Health Care Authority, the state Medicaid agency, over its Hepatitis C drug policy, sat down with State of Reform to talk about the case which is already having national implications. In a May 27, 2016 ruling...[ Read More ]