2022 Oregon State of Reform: Health care meets health policy

By Regence
November 01, 2022
State of Reform Oregon 2022 panel

Regence experts discuss the future of care delivery, access, value-based payment models and more

Pictured above from left to right, Jim Polo, M.D., executive medical director at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon; Mary Giswold, M.D., chief operating officer at Northwest Permanente; Jeremiah Rigsby, chief of staff at CareOregon; Chris DeMars, director of delivery system innovation at Oregon Health Authority (joining virtually)

Regional health care leaders and policymakers recently gathered in Portland for the 2022 Oregon State of Reform conference to discuss important Oregon health policy topics.

The robust conference agenda included panel discussions on the future of health care delivery post-COVID and new payment approaches. Experts from Regence participated in both discussions.

Regence Executive Medical Director Dr. Jim Polo noted that the future of health care delivery post-COVID will be a hybrid model, combining traditional brick-and-mortar services with home-based and virtual care. (Related: Regence Health Policy Center releases policy summary for home-based care.)

Later in the day, Eleanor Escafi, Regence’s director of network innovation, shared learnings from Regence’s implementation of value-based payment models, emphasizing opportunities outside of the traditional fee-for-service setup.

Visit the Regence Health Policy Center for a full recap of the conference, including more highlights from the panel discussions.

States play an active role in shaping health care. Regence continues to engage with state leaders and advocate for policy solutions that advance affordable, accessible and person-focused care.

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