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What They’re Watching: Allison Krutsinger, DCYF Office of Government Affairs & Community Engagement

| Oct 10, 2022 | Washington

Allison Krutsinger is the Director of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families Office of Government Affairs & Community Engagement. She discussed some department initiatives at our 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference.      Krutsinger said the department is focused on prevention strategies that can help...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Scott Monteith, Beacon Health Options

| Oct 3, 2022 | Michigan

In this edition of our "What They're Watching" series, Scott Monteith, Regional Medical Director for Beacon Health Options, says one of his top priorities is integrating physical and behavioral health care. He's also focused on promoting value-based payment models and supporting the integration of information technology, credentialing processing, and other...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Sherell McDearmon, Bristol Meyers Squibb

| Sep 29, 2022 | Arizona

In this edition of our "What They're Watching" series, Sherell McDearmon, Director of Strategic Alliances at Bristol Meyers Squibb, lauds Arizona's passage earlier this year of House Bill 2144. The legislation requires health plans to cover biomarker testing, which McDearmon says was a key goal for her organization's broader mission...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Rhonda Hauff, CEO, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

| Sep 26, 2022 | Washington

Rhonda Hauff is the CEO of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. She said the organization is focused on helping homeless people during our 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Staff are utilizing opportunities available through the Apple Health and Homes Act, attempting to purchase a motel to increase...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Alan Pruhs, Association for Utah Community Health

| Sep 21, 2022 | Utah

Like many folks in Utah's health sector, Alan Pruhs, Executive Director of the Association for Utah Community Health, is working on transitioning the health care payment model from focusing on volume to focusing on value—which he emphasized is much easier said than done He says value-based payments will help the...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Joe DeMattos, Health Facilities Association of Maryland

| Sep 13, 2022 | Maryland

As President of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland, Joe DeMattos is focused on improving care integration for the state’s long-term care settings, including skilled nursing, assisted living programs, and continuing care retirement communities. At our 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference, DeMattos said Maryland already has relatively...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Jess Molberg, Coordinated Care

| Sep 12, 2022 | Washington

Jess Molberg is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Coordinated Care. She is focused on serving specialty populations, including those in foster care, with behavioral health issues. During our 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference, she said a current Coordinated Care project allows her to help...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Melanie Brim, Michigan Health Council

| Sep 6, 2022 | Michigan

In addition to her organization's work to expand clinical training capacity for health professionals in Michigan, Melanie Brim, President & CEO of the Michigan Health Council (MHC), says MHC's implementation of implicit bias training earlier this year is a key solution for improving health equity. MHC's implicit bias training program...[ Read More ]