Policy Committee 

The NAACOS policy committee helps guide the NAACOS advocacy agenda to improve the long-term stability and success of the accountable care model. Policy committee members provide vital feedback to NAACOS staff on a variety of issues related to the accountable care model, including rules for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), the role ACOs play in Medicare payment reform, and how to enhance the role of population health management in the healthcare industry. Policy Committee members regularly give specific feedback on proposal regulation or legislation under consideration by the executive branch or Congress.

Katherine Schneider, MD - Chair
President and CEO
Delaware Valley ACO

Christine Papineau
Vice President Payer Strategy
Essentia Health

Cecilia Ugarte Baldwin
Director, Public Payer Programs and Policy
Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization

Denise B. Prince
Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer
Mt. Sinai Health System
Clinical Operations

Rob Fields, MD
Medical Director
Mission Health Partners ACO

Pamela Halvorson
Lead Executive, NGACO
UnityPoint Accountable Care

Bruce Merlin Fried
SNR Denton

Valinda Rutledge
MyHealth First Network, LLC

Sandra Van Trease

Jeff Spight
Collaborative Health Systems, a Universal American Company

G. Alan Kurose, MD
President and CEO
Coastal Medical

Barbara Walters, DO
Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer

Elissa Langley
Chief Operating Officer
Triad HealthCare Network

Andrew Weniger

Farzad Mostashari, MD
Aledade ACO