Technical Advisory Panel

Background 

Virginia's Regulations Governing Cooperative Agreements require the State Health Commissioner (Commissioner) to appoint a Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) to provide (i) initial recommendations to the Commissioner as to the quality, cost, and access measures and benchmarks to be considered to objectively track the benefits and disadvantages of a cooperative agreement and (ii) ongoing input to the commissioner on the evolution of these and other new measures and the progress of the parties with respect to achievement of commitments with respect to these measures.   The TAP shall identify evidence-based cost, quality, and access measures in areas, including population health, patient safety, health outcomes, patient satisfaction, access to care, and any other areas identified by the panel. The panel shall also make recommendations regarding how to best report performance on quality metrics.  The Commissioner appointed 15 members to the TAP.

The Technical Advisory Panel held its first meeting on November 14, 2017 in Abingdon, Virginia.  Materials for that meeting are below:

The Technical Advisory Panel met again on December 4 and 5, 2017 in Glen Allen, Virginia.  Materials for that meeting are below:

The Technical Advisory Panel met again on December 14, 2017 in Glen Allen, Virginia.  Materials for that meeting are below:

The Technical Advisory Panel submitted its report to the Commissioner on December 20, 2017. The report is provided below.

The Technical Advisory Panel met on April 2, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia.

The Technical Advisory Panel met again on November 18, 2019 in Glen Allen, Virginia.

  • The meeting agenda, meeting materials, and meeting minutes are available Here.

The Commissioner sent the 2019 TAP Report & Staff Recommendations to Ballad Health on February 7, 2020. The Report includes revised active supervision measures and templates for Ballad to utilize when submitting quarterly reports.

The next meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Cooperative Agreement has not been scheduled at this time.