Virginia Task Force on Primary Care


Virginia Primary Care Spend Report
Virginia Total Cost of Care Report
Virginia Behavioral Health Report
Virginia Primary Care Scorecard
Virginia Telehealth Report
VCHI Comprehensive Report SFY 2023

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

Task Force Members

Sandy Chung, MD, Co-Chair

CEO, Trusted Doctors

Immediate Past President- AAP, Virginia Chapter; President, American Academy of Pediatrics

Jeff Ricketts, Co-Chair

Former President, Anthem Virginia

Heather Anderson

Division Director, Primary Care and Rural Health, VDH

John Brady, MD

Newport News, Past Chair – American Board of Family Medicine

Suzanne Brixey, MD

Executive Director, Fortify Children’s Health

Karen Dulaney

Executive Director, Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic

Senator Barbara Favola

Democrat, 40th District

Charles Frazier, MD

Senior Vice President & CMIIO, Riverside Health System

Neeta Goel, MD


Stuart Henochowicz, MD, MBA, FACP

Internal Medicine & Allergy Associates; Governor ACP, Burke

Linda Hines, RN, MSN, MBA

Medicaid Plan President, Sentara Healthcare

Delegate Keith Hodges

Republican, 68th District

Cornel Hubbard, JD, CCEP

VP and General Manager, Magellan of Virginia, Richmond

Gary Johnston

Director, Health Benefit Services, Virginia Department of Human Resource Management, Richmond

Russell Libby, MD

President, Virginia Pediatric Group

John Littel

VA Secretary of Health & Human Resources

Jeff Lunardi

Chief Deputy Director, DMAS



Jerry Mammano

CEO, Aetna Better Health of Virginia

Gordon Moore, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Goodside Health

Sara Nicely, PA

Chair & Program Director, Radford University and President Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants

Theresa Noe

VP Strategic Innovations and Partnerships, Patient First

Deborah D. Oswalt

Executive Director, Virginia Health Care Foundation

Mike Pasterick

Senior Vice President and Health Solutions Leaders, AON

Senator Todd Pillion

Republican, 6th District

Zachary Rabovsky

Director, Population Health Strategy, CareFirst BCBS

Jennie Reynolds

Plan President, Virginia Medicaid, Anthem Virginia

Delegate Mark Sickles

Democrat, 43rd District

Meredith Touchstone

Director, Benefits, Carmax, Richmond

JP Verderese, MD

Health and Public Policy Chair, American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter, Division Chief, Community Health, Inova, Falls Church

Valerie Wrobel, NO

Government Relations Chair, Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners


VICE PRESIDENT MEDICAL AFFAIRS; CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, AMBULATORY, St. Mary’s & Richmond Community Hospital; Bon Secours Richmond


Clinician Retention & Wellbeing

Establishes recommendations for workforce retention to ensure adequate primary care access for Virginians.

Key Projects:

Performance Measurement

Defines performance measures to evaluate high value and high quality primary care

Key Projects:

  • Pilot a Person-Centered Primary Care Measure (PCPCM) and What Matters Index (WMI) pilot in at least 40 Virginia primary care practices

Spend Reports

Describes trends in the primary care landscape in Virginia and identifies resource needs

Key Projects: 

  • Develop reports on total cost of care, primary care spend, behavioral health and telehealth
  • Develop a Primary Care Scorecard for Virginia

Payment Reform

Convenes stakeholders to define and align payment strategies and priorities for innovative payment approaches to support primary care.

Key Projects:

  • Design and implement a pilot to integrate behavioral health into primary care for the pediatric population