Members: Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee

Chair
Jeffrey Bailet, MD
Altais

Vice Chair
Paul N. Casale, MD, MPH
NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University

Carrie H. Colla, PhD
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Kavita K. Patel, MD, MSHS
The Brookings Institution
Jay S. Feldstein, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Angelo Sinopoli, MD
Prisma Health
Lauran Hardin, MSN, FAAN
National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Bruce Steinwald, MBA
Bruce Steinwald Consulting
Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc
University of Washington School of Medicine
Jennifer L. Wiler, MD, MBA
UCHealth and University of Colorado School of Medicine
Terry L. Mills Jr., MD, MMM
CommunityCare
 

Brief biographies of the appointees:

Jeffrey Bailet, MD, Committee Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer of Altais, a physician services company and wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Shield of California. The new company offers a new range of tools, technology and other healthcare services to support physicians and their patients. Dr. Bailet previously served as executive vice president of Health Care Quality and Affordability at Blue Shield of California, a 4.5 million-member nonprofit health plan that serves the state’s commercial, individual and government markets. Prior to joining Blue Shield, he served as executive vice president at Aurora Health Care and president of Aurora Health Medical Group, which includes 1,800 physicians and 900 advance practice clinicians across 180 clinics and 15 hospitals in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Dr. Bailet previously served as the chief executive officer at Associated Healthcare Consultants and president of Northwest Specialty Physicians. He previously served as vice chair of the Board of AMGA (formerly the American Medical Group Association). Bailet is a board-certified otolaryngologist and began practicing as an ear, nose and throat specialist and surgeon in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He also holds a MSPH in Environmental Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American College of Surgeons.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expired in October 2018
Reappointed for a 3-year term that expires in October 2021

Paul N. Casale, MD, MPH, Vice Chair
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Professor of Population Health Sciences, Weill Cornell Medical College and adjunct Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Casale is Vice President of Population Health at NewYork-Presbyterian and Executive Director of NewYork Quality Care, the ACO of New York-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University. He is a Senior Scholar in the Department of Health Policy at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Casale previously served as a member of the AHRQ National Advisory Council and as Co-Chair of the Brookings-Dartmouth Workgroup on Payment Reform. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the National Core Quality Measure Collaborative Cardiovascular Workgroup. Dr. Casale received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and his Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College and his fellowship in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Appointed for a 1-year term that expired in October 2016
Reappointed for a 3-year term that expired in October 2019
Reappointed for a 3-year term that expires in October 2022

Carrie H. Colla, PhD
Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, where her research is dedicated to examining health system performance and the effectiveness of payment and delivery system reforms. She is currently on the National Academy of Medicine’s Committee on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care and is an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar. Previously, Dr. Colla served as a Senior Advisor for the Seamless Care Models Group at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Dr. Colla received her PhD in Health Policy and her MA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expires in October 2023

Jay S. Feldstein, DO
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, he supervises and controls the institution’s business and affairs. Previously, Dr. Feldstein was the President of the Northern Division of Pennsylvania Managed Care Plans for the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. In that role, he was responsible for network management, patient management, quality, marketing, and related activities for health plans covering 700,000 at-risk members. Dr. Feldstein earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and his doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware and his internship at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, NJ. He is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expires in 2023

Lauran Hardin, MSN, FAAN
Senior Advisor for the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, an initiative of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, where she co-designs and implements complex care delivery models with health systems, communities, states and payers across the country. Prior to her current position, Ms. Hardin was Director for Complex Care at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, where she led value-based care management re-design and developed an award winning complex care resource center model that scaled within the Trinity Health System. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, AARP Culture of Health Scholar, and member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and Clinical Nurse Leader Association. Ms. Hardin received her master of science in nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expires in 2023

Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Value and Systems Science Lab in the University of Washington School of Medicine, where much of his work focuses on analyzing and evaluating Medicare alternative payment models. He also helps guide value-based payment and delivery strategy at UW Medicine, the University of Washington health system, as the Medical Director of Payment Strategy. He is a member of both the American Medical Association’s RUC Advisory Committee and the American College of Physicians’ Medical Practice and Quality Committee. Dr. Liao received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, where he was also a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He obtained his health policy research training at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expires in 2023

Terry L. Mills Jr., MD, MMM
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CommunityCare, a provider-owned regional health plan and integrated network serving eastern Oklahoma. In that role, Dr. Mills provides executive and strategic leadership of all clinical related aspects of CommunityCare plans. Previously, Dr. Mills served as Administrative Medical Director of Ascension Medical Group in Tulsa, OK, and Ascension Via Christi in Wichita, KS, where he was responsible for developing and leading population health management, quality improvement, and primary care operations among other responsibilities. Dr. Mills participated in the American Medical Association’s Resource-based Relative Value Scale Update Committee process for 12 years, and has served in numerous leadership roles related to quality, practice enhancement, and payment policy within the American Academy of Family Physicians. Colonel Mills retired from the US Army Reserves in 2020 after a 23 year career including five deployments. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and his Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine in Waco, TX, and is additionally Board certified in Clinical Informatics and Hospice and Palliative Care.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expires in October 2023

Kavita K. Patel, MD, MSHS
Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Previously, she was the managing director of clinical transformation at the Center for Health Policy at Brookings. Dr. Patel is an advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center and a primary care physician in Washington, DC. She also served in the Obama Administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. As a senior aide to Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s senior advisor, Dr. Patel played a critical role in policy development and evaluation of policy initiatives connected to health reform, financial regulatory reform, and economic recovery issues. Dr. Patel also has a deep understanding of Capitol Hill from her time spent on the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s staff. As deputy staff director on health, she served as a policy analyst and trusted aide to the Senator and was part of the senior staff of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee under Sen. Kennedy’s leadership. She also has an extensive research and clinical background, having worked as a researcher at the RAND Corporation and as a practicing physician in both California and Oregon. She currently advises health care technology and services organizations through New Enterprise Associates. Dr. Patel is a previous Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, and while at Brookings, returned to providing clinical care as an internal medicine practitioner. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and her Master of Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expired in October 2018
Reappointed for a 3-year term that expires in October 2021

Angelo Sinopoli, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Prisma Health, an integrated health system in South Carolina. He oversees all clinical, academic, and population health activities; facilitates standardization of care across the organization; and leads care model development and contracting strategy to support value-based care. He is responsible for Prisma Health’s Medical Group, comprising of over 2,700 employed providers and Prisma Health’s two clinically integrated networks (CINs) encompassing over 4,700 providers and spanning 21 counties. In addition, he serves as the President, CEO and Founder of the Care Coordination Institute (CCI), a clinical integration, data and analytics, and population health enablement company which provides support services for care transformation to CINs, accountable care organizations, integrated delivery systems, and other healthcare providers and organizations. Dr. Sinopoli serves on numerous committees and advisory groups focused on healthcare delivery and transformation, including America’s Physician Groups (APG) Board of Directors and on the Guiding Committee for the CMS Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). Dr. Sinopoli earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina and a MD from the Medical University of South Carolina. He holds professorship positions at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville and the USC Arnold School of Public Health.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expires in October 2021

Bruce Steinwald, MBA
Consultant in Washington, D.C., with expertise in health economics, health policy and financing, and Medicare payment issues. Prior positions include Director for Health Care Issues at GAO, Senior Fellow at the National Health Policy Forum, Vice President of Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services Inc., and Deputy Director of the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission. Mr. Steinwald received his MBA in Hospital Administration from the University of Chicago.

Appointed for a 1-year term that expired in October 2016
Reappointed for a 3-year term that expired in October 2019
Reappointed for a 3-year term that expires in October 2022

Jennifer L. Wiler, MD, MBA
Chief Quality Officer UCHealth Denver Metro and Co-Founder of the UCHealth CARE Innovation Center. She is a Professor and former Executive Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is Professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Business. Dr. Wiler is nationally recognized as an expert in quality and safety, healthcare operations, and payment policy. She has authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers and is senior editor of the book “Value and Quality Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care” (Cambridge Press, 2017). Dr. Wiler has served in numerous state and national leadership positions including Chair of the American Medical Association Women Physicians Congress, which represents all women physicians, and served as the representative for the American College of Emergency Physicians to the AMA RBRVS Updates Committee (RUC), an expert advisory panel to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for nearly a decade. Dr. Wiler has won numerous national awards and was previously named “Emergency Physician of the Year”, a “Nation’s Top Emergency Physicians 45 Under 45” and a American Medical Association “Inspirational Physician”.

Appointed for a 3-year term that expires in October 2021