Epstein Becker Green Attorneys to Co-Lead Payment and Regulatory Work Streams in NEHI Health Care Without Walls Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC October 4, 2017 — Two Epstein Becker Green (EBG) attorneys have been appointed to leadership roles in the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation’s (NEHI) Health Care Without Walls initiative, which is focused on advancing development of a more distributed and accessible health care system, drawing on current and future technologies. Mark Lutes, Member of the Firm and Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors, will co-lead the Payment work stream of the initiative. James Boiani, Member of the Firm, will co-lead the Regulatory Issues work stream.

“New technologies have the opportunity to positively impact the U.S. health care system, and we feel fortunate to be involved in considering payment and regulatory forces shaping that impact,” said Mr. Lutes. “As a firm focused on health care law for more than four decades, EBG welcomes the opportunity to add its insights in these areas, and we look forward to collaborating with a great group of industry leaders to identify opportunities for policy and industry advancement.”

NEHI’s Health Care Without Walls Initiative is premised on the notion that advances in technology, such as telehealth and remote sensors, are already shifting some health care outside of conventional institutional settings, including hospitals and physicians’ offices. NEHI’s project work streams will examine the opportunities for creating such a system and tackling the barriers that may stand in the way of it. The separate work streams will examine technological developments; payment, reimbursement, and financing issues; regulatory concerns; the health care work force, and human factors bearing on use of technology. The work streams will develop policy recommendations and action plans for policy makers, health care organizations, and others, to help pave the way for a new health care delivery ecosystem.

“NEHI is delighted to collaborate with Epstein Becker Green on this initiative, which is designed to build on innovative technologies to stimulate beneficial transformation within health care,” said Susan Dentzer, President and CEO of NEHI. “Mark Lutes’ and James Boiani’s experience and thought leadership in health care payment reform and regulatory issues will bring enormous value to our work streams and help us produce truly thought-provoking recipes for public policy and organizational change.”

The following people and their affiliated organizations have been named to lead respective the Health Care Without Walls work streams:

Technology:

Barbara DeBuono, MD, MPH, Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Value Based Care, 3M Health Information Systems

Dusty Majumdar, PhD, Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Watson Health

Karen Murphy, PhD, RN, Chief Innovation Officer, Geisinger

Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, Senior Vice President for Strategy, Growth and Innovation, Inova

Sara Vaezy, MHA, MPH, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health

Joel Vengco, MS, MA, Chief Information Officer/Senior Vice President, Baystate Health

Payment:

John Bulger, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Geisinger Health Plan

Mark Lutes, JD, MA, Chair, Board of Directors, Epstein Becker Green

Sunny Ramchandani, PhD, MPH, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Aetna

Karen Rheuban, MD, Director, University of Virginia Center for Telehealth

Regulatory Issues:

James Boiani, Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green

Andrea Clegg, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Advanced ICU Care, Inc.

Workforce:

Anita McDonnell, RPh, Vice President, Government Health Initiatives and Political Action, Sanofi

Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President, HIMSS

Human Factors:

Pascale Carayon, PhD, Procter and Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality/Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Frances Dare, MBA, Managing Director, Health Strategy Practice, Accenture

Dan Gillette, EdM, Principal Investigator, Public Health Institute; Sr. Research Scientist and Co-Director of Tech for Social Good, CITRIS, UC Berkeley

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in offices throughout the U.S. and supporting clients in the U.S. and abroad, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.

About NEHI:

NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization composed of stakeholders from across all key sectors of health and health care. Its mission is to advance innovations that improve health, enhance the quality of health care, and achieve greater value for the money spent. NEHI consults with its broad membership and conducts independent, objective research and convenings, to accelerate these innovations and bring about changes within health care and in public policy.

For NEHI inquiries or interview requests, contact:
Tim Tassa, Director of Communications, [email protected], 571-722-2534