Purchaser Advisory Council


Role of the Purchaser Advisory Council: The Purchaser Council will represent various health and health care purchaser interests. They are responsible to give significant input on health policy that impacts employers, health insurers, and other purchasers of health and health care services.

December 8, 2009
December 8, 2009 Agenda |
Governor's Revised FY 2010 Budget Plan |
Side by Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals |
National Association of State Medicaid Directors Bill Breakdown |
Proposed HealthWave Simplifications |
Impact of Selected KHPA Administrative Budget Reductions |
Description of KHPA Administrative Allotment Reductions for FY 2010

September 3, 2009
September 3, 2009 Agenda |
Overview presentation

February 20, 2009
February 20, 2009 Agenda |
February 20, 2009 Minutes |
Statewide Clean Indoor Air Fact Sheet |
Invitations for Board |
LCC Studies Table of Contents |
Medicaid Transformation Fact Sheet

November 24, 2008
November 24, 2008 Agenda |
November 24, 2008 Minutes |
Executive Summary for Tier 1 Recommendations |
2009 Health Reform Recommendations |
KHPA Honored by Institute for Health and Productivity Management |
Standardized Stratification of Data for Reporting |
Data Consortium Recommendations 2008 Advisory Councils 111008

August 28, 2008
August 28, 2008 Agenda |
August 28, 2008 Minutes |
Slides for Advisory Councils |
List of MCD Transformation Recommendations 8-15-08 |
Health Reform Panel Presentation - Final Grid |
List Of LCC Studies |
KHPA DRAFT Strat Plan |
KS Medicaid Trans Summary

June 5, 2008
June 5, 2008 Agenda |
June 5, 2008 Minutes |
2008 Legislative Session-At-A-Glance

December 19, 2007
December 19, 2007 Agenda |
December 19, 2007 Minutes |
KHPA Board 2007 Health Reform Recommendations (PPT) |
KHPA Board 2007 Health Reform Recommendations Executive Summary (PDF)

September 5, 2007
September 5, 2007 Agenda |
September 5, 2007 Minutes |
KHPA Advisory Council Charter April 2007 |
Council Recommendations to the KHPA Board |
Schramm Legislative Testimony Kansas Health Care Reform Study

August 8, 2007
August 8, 2007 Agenda |
August 8, 2007 Minutes |
Interim Report |
State Health Reform: How to Fund a Statewide Health Insurance Exchange

July 18, 2007
July 18, 2007 Agenda |
July 18, 2007 Minutes |
Rising Health Care Costs, Prevention & Primary Care, and Personal Responsibility |
July 18, 2007 Proposed Agendas for June, July, August, September |
Policy Questions: Paying for Prevention and Primary Care and Promoting Personal Responsibility |
July 18, 2007 15 Draft Policy Questions

June 28, 2007
June 28, 2007 Agenda |
June 28, 2007 Minutes |
June 28, 2007 Proposed Agendas for June, July, August, September |
Draft Health Reform Plan Roadmap |
June 28, 2007 15 Draft Policy Questions |
Health Reform in Kansas: Draft Planning Timeline

May 9, 2007
May 9, 2007 Agenda |
May 9, 2007 Minutes |
SB 11 Summary |
Health Reform Overview |
Demographic Profile of Uninsured Kansans |
Designing the SB 11 Premium Assistance Program |
Draft Health Reform Grid |
Policy Option: Continue with Revised Enhanced Care Management (ECM) Pilot Project |
Policy Option: Health Information Exchange Initiatives |
Policy Option: Health Information Transparency for Consumers |
Policy Option: Extension of Community Health Record Pilot Project |
Policy Option: Improving Workplace Health & Wellness within the SEHP

March 28 , 2007
March 28 , 2007 Agenda |
March 28 , 2007 Minutes |

General Information:
HealthWave-Medicaid Fact Sheet |
State Employee Health Benefits Plan Fact Sheet |
Division of Health Care Finance List of Acronyms as of January 2007 |

Helpful Links:
A Blueprint for Universal Health Insurance Coverage in New York |
National Health Policy Forum |
National Committee for Quality Assurance |
The State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) Program |
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – Coverage of Parents Helps Children, Too |
The Access Project: Losing Ground – Eroding Health Insurance Coverage Leaves Kansas Farmers with Medical Debt |
2007 Legislative Conference Committee Report Briefs |
Mercer State of Kansas Uninsured Report |
Aiming Higher: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance |
American Academy of Pediatrics: The Medical Home |
The Medical Home, Access to Care, and Insurance: A Review of Evidence |
Access for Low-income Children: Is Health Insurance Enough?

MEMBERS

Member Biographies

William Bruning, Kansas City
President and CEO, Mid-America Coalition on Health Care

Monica Cameron, Manhattan
President, Diamond Solar Solutions

Bradley Clothier, Wichita
Senior Vice President and CEO, Preferred Health Systems

Andrew Corbin, Topeka
President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Bob Finuf, Kansas City
CEO, Children’s Mercy Family Health Partners, Inc

Bonnie Hoopes, Olathe
Benefits Administrator, Henderson Engineers, Inc.

David Hornick, Leavenworth
Partner, Hornick and Associates

Valerie Keller, Olathe
Vice President of Provider Affairs, Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.

David Knocke, Topeka
Senior Vice President and COO, Stormont-Vail HealthCare

Jeff Levin, Manhattan
Co-Owner, Varney’s Bookstore

Larry McGill, Jr., Topeka
Executive Vice President, Kansas Association of Insurance Agents

John Naramore, Lawrence
President, Kansas Key Press

Linda Steinke, Topeka
State Director, UniCare Health Plan of Kansas

Ronald C. Whiting, Wichita
Executive Director, Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care

Keith Wisdom, Overland Park
Chief Financial Officer, United HealthCare, Heartland States Markets

Time Witsman, Wichita
President, Wichita Independent Business Association