For Health Plans

How can my health plan get involved?

Many of our recommendations have specific guidelines for health plans. We encourage all health plans to follow our recommendations.

How are health plans represented?

There are four membership seats dedicated to health plan representatives:

  • Two representatives of health carriers or third party administrators. Currently:
    • John Espinola MD, MPH, Premera Blue Cross
    • Bruce Smith MD, Regence Blue Shield
    • Additional member: John Robinson MD, SM, First Choice Health
  • One representative of a health maintenance organization. Currently:
    • Paula Lozano MD, MPH, Group Health Cooperative
  • One representative of a national health carrier, submitted by the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans. Currently:
    • Lani Spencer RN, MHA, Amerigroup