Technical Advisory Panel


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.