Alliance Team Members Join Health Care Cost Transparency Board Data Committee

The Washington State Health Care Cost Transparency Board (HCCTB), created by House Bill 2457, is charged with reducing health care growth and increasing price transparency in Washington state. To help conduct its work, the HCCTB has an Advisory Committee on Health Care Providers and Carriers and an Advisory Committee on Data Issues.

The Data Advisory Committee will provide advice to the board on determining cost drivers and informing the annual legislative reports on the cost benchmark and benchmark performance. At its May 10th meeting, the HCCTB announced Alliance Director of Data Management and Analytics Mark Pregler and Director of Performance Improvement and Innovation Karen Johnson as new members of the Data Issues Committee.

The first meeting of the Data Issues Committee will be held on July 8th. The next meeting of the HCCTB is June 16th.

Published: June 14, 2021

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The Washington Health Alliance is a place where stakeholders work collaboratively to transform Washington state’s health care system for the better. The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to drive change in our health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by stakeholders: purchasers, providers, health plans, consumers and other health care partners. The Alliance believes strongly in transparency and offers trusted and credible reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value. The Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 185 member organizations. A cornerstone of the Alliance's work is the Community Checkup, a report to the public comparing the performance of medical groups, hospitals and health plans and offering a community-level view on important measures of health care quality (www.wacommunitycheckup.org).

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