IHA Health Policy Update webinar

Tuesday June 20, 2023
9:00 am –10:30 am PST 

Join IHA for its first Health Policy Update webinar on Tuesday, June 20, from 9 - 10:30 am PST. During the webinar, we’ll share updates and insights on key legislative and regulatory activity that impacts our industry. The webinar will cover several topics, including:

  • Legislative and regulatory activities including new health equity metrics, statewide data exchange efforts and improvements, primary care spend investments, and an overview of significant Medi-Cal reforms
  • An update from the state’s new Office of Health Care Affordability and key stakeholders
  • A review of activities that aim to improve provider directories

You’ll hear from a panel of industry leaders, consumer advocates, and state regulators and get various perspectives on what is required to develop a more transparent, equitable, and affordable system of care and how current developments and initiatives are working to make that possible.


I. Welcome and Introductions
Dolores Yanagihara, Vice President, Strategic Design and Initiatives, IHA
9:00 am – 9:05 am
II. Legislative and Policy Updates
Athena Chapman, Chapman Consulting
9:05 am – 9:20 am
III. Office of Health Care Affordability
Vishaal Pegany, Deputy Director, Office of Health Care Affordability
Andrew Kiefer, Vice President of Government Affairs, Blue Shield of California
Beth Capell, Consultant, Health Access
Dolores Yanagihara, Vice President, Strategic Design and Initiatives, IHA
9:20 am – 10:00 am
IV. Provider Directories
Jacqui Darcy, General Manager, Symphony, IHA
10:00 am – 10:25 am
V. Wrap Up and Adjourn 10:25 am – 10:30 am

The webinar is part of IHA’s 2023 Stakeholders’ Series, our outreach program that includes more than 400 stakeholders from health plans, provider organizations, health systems, and purchasers.

Questions? Contact events@iha.org