Virginia Task Force on Primary Care

In August 2020, the Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) launched the Virginia Task Force on Primary Care to:

  • Build a stakeholder coalition to direct primary care support and advance the use of data/communication systems for action;
  • Define payment models to better support primary care and support practice viability through systems that allow for predictability in financial support;
  • Describe the infrastructure needed to support primary care;
  • Identify markers of high value care in the COVID and post COVID era to function as quality metrics; and 
  • Promote innovations in telehealth, population health management, and outreach to adapt to the changing COVID environment. 

Definition of success:

  • Clinicians and payers establish a better relationship in order to partner in seeking better health and lower costs for Virginians
  • Primary care services are accessible, integrated, equitable, convenient, and affordable for patients in all Virginia communities
  • Virginia promotes a positive primary care practice experience for clinicians, leading to retention and growth in the number of primary care providers
  • The viability of primary care practices is safeguarded, primary care payment is predictable and tied to meaningful performance measurement in order to advance better health care value, and primary care is less susceptible to changes in the economy
  • Positive primary care innovations, such as telehealth, adopted during the pandemic are maintained and advanced where needed

Core Task Force Members

Sandy Chung, MD, Co-Chair | CEO, Trusted Doctors; Immediate Past President- AAP, Virginia Chapter; President-Elect, American Academy of Pediatrics

Jeff Ricketts, Co-Chair | Former President, Anthem Virginia

Heather Anderson | Division Director, Primary Care and Rural Health, VDH

Julie Bilodeau, MBA | CEO, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry

John Brady, MD | TPMG, Newport News, Immediate Past Chair – American Board of Family Medicine

Suzanne Brixey, MD | Executive Director, Fortify Children’s Health

Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, MD | Republican, District 12; OBGYN

Charles Frazier, MD | Senior Vice President and CMIIO, Riverside Health System

HoChong Gilles, NP | McGuire Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Immediate Past-Pres Va Council of NPs

Ann Harbour | Virginia Director, Government Affairs, CareFirst

Bryan Haynes | CEO, Southwest Virginia Community Health System

Stuart Henochowicz, MD, MBA, FACP | Internal Medicine and Allergy Associates; Governor ACP, Virginia Chapter

Cornel Hubbard, JD, CCEP | VP and General Manager, Magellan of Virginia

Gary Johnston | Director, Health Benefits Services, DHRM

Russell Libby, MD | President, Virginia Pediatric Group

Sec. John Littel | Secretary Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia

Jerry Mammano | Chief Executive Officer, Aetna Better Health of Virginia

Melissa Mannon | Senior Policy Manager, Office of Value Based Purchasing
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Gordon Moore, MD | Chief Medical Officer, Goodside Health

Katherine Neuhausen, MD, MPH | CMO, UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchanges

Sara Nicely, PA | Chair & Program Director, Radford University & President Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants

Theresa Noe | VP Strategic Innovations and Partnerships, Patient First

Katie Nunn, MBA, CMPE | Owner, Bright Ideas Medical Consulting

Deborah D. Oswalt | Executive Director, Virginia Health Care Foundation

Mike Pasterick | Senior Vice President and Health Solutions Leader, Aon

Jennie Reynolds | Plan President, Virginia Medicaid, Anthem Virginia

Delegate Mark Sickles | Democrat, 43rd District

Christina Stasiuk, DO | Mid-Atlantic Market Medical Executive, Cigna, Mid-Atlantic

Meredith Touchstone | Director, Benefits, Carmax

JP Verderese, MD | Health & Public Policy Chair, ACP, VA Chapter

Lisa Woods | VP Physical and Emotional Wellbeing, Walmart



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