Lisa Latts, MD, MSPH, MBA, FACP, the Deputy Chief Health Officer at Watson Health and the Principal at LML Health Solutions, llc, is a national leader in quality measurement and improvement, delivery system transformation and innovative health improvement and wellness initiatives. In her fourteen years with WellPoint, one of the largest health plans in the nation, as Vice President for Programs in Clinical Excellence and Vice President for Public Health Policy, she led the organization’s quality program. She developed industry-leading programs that improved the health of plan members and communities; implemented patient-centered medical homes, pay for performance initiatives, and quality measurements for accountable care organizations. Dr. Latts’ national leadership roles include the National Commission for Physician Payment Reform, AHRQ’s National Advisory Council, and NCQA’s Standards Committee and Committee for Performance Measurement. She worked with the Athena Breast Health Network from 2012-2016 and helped develop a coverage with evidence development model for use within Athena and the WISDOM Study. Her areas of expertise include quality measurement and improvement, patient safety, implementing innovative programs to improve how health care is delivered, reducing health disparities, and building innovative and productive partnerships and alliances. She is a practicing internist with a subspecialty in medical complications of pregnancy.
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Coverage with Evidence Development is a promising solution to funding investigations of experimental services. Blue Shield's participation in the Wisdom study shows that private payers can help address the critical funding gap for comparative effectiveness studies.