Health Practice Council

The Health Practice Council oversees the Academy’s public policy work on health issues, including Medicare. The Academy’s vice president for health issues heads the council and serves on the Academy Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Council consists of committee and workgroup chairs and liaisons to other Academy groups working on issues of relevance to the Health Practice.

Staff liaison: David Linn
ASB Liaisons: Donna Novak, Robert Damler
Professionalism Liaison: Alfred Bingham

Chairperson: Audrey Halvorson
Vice Chairperson: Tammy Tomcyzk

Joseph Allbright
Alfred Bingham
Joyce Bohl
April Choi
Tim Deno
Barbara Klever
Marc Lambright
Michael Nordstrom
Colleen O'Malley Driscoll
Susan Pantely
Allen Schmitz
John Schubert
Bruce Stahl
Michael Thompson
Cori Uccello

Related Publications

Medicaid Subcommittee letter to CMS providing comments on Nov. 14, 2018 proposed rule regarding Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs. (January 14, 2019)
Committee comments on the Oct. 22, 2018 guidance from the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services on State Relief and Empowerment Waivers under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), focusing on three areas: evaluation of coverage comprehensiveness and affordability, evaluation of coverage, and waiver funding. (December 18, 2018)
Council letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to its request for comments on proposed rules pertaining to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, including provisions to revise the risk adjustment data validation (RADV) payment error calculation methodology and process. (December 17, 2018)
Committees comment on the proposed rule regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), that would create two new types of HRAs—Integrated HRAs and Excepted Benefit HRAs—which would allow employers to provide HRAs that could be used to pay for individual plan premiums and out-of-pocket health costs.  (December 13, 2018)
Long-Term Care Valuations Work Group update to NAIC's Long-Term Care Actuarial Working Group on the progress of the groups activities. (November 14, 2018)
Academy research study, Estimating the Potential Health Care Savings of Reference Pricing, exploring the possibility of using reference pricing to address health care costs, and building upon existing research by estimating the impact of expanding reference pricing to a broader set of health care services. (November 01, 2018)
Identifying issues commonly raised in favor of and against recoupment of past losses in various situations.  (October 31, 2018)
Subcommittee comments on the impact on Health Risk-Based Capital (HRBC) from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). (October 18, 2018)
Committee and Subcommittee comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) and Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Aug. 10 proposed rule regarding the adoption of methodology for the HHS-operated permanent risk adjustment program. (September 05, 2018)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing insights on the potential and challenges of using auto-enrollment in the individual health insurance market. (September 04, 2018)