The Advisory Committee on Health Care Innovation and Evaluation (ACHIEV) is a venue for business, labor, and providers. It meets quarterly to provide L&I with input and advice related to the provider network and other topics on health care innovation.

The Advisory Committee provides input or advice on:

  • Continue monitoring and advise on Provider Network implementation and maintenance
  • Finalize rules and policies on Top Tier eligibility and incentives.
  • Review “Risk of Harm” criteria.
  • Support COHE expansion statewide
  • Support for self-insured participation in COHEs and/or other health care initiatives.
  • Advise on development and piloting of new occupational health best practices.
  • Provide updates to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee (WCAC) on reform implementation and other issues.

Advisory Committee on Healthcare Innovation and Evaluation Charter.



Agendas and meeting materials will be posted a week prior to each meeting

Upcoming dates

  • October 28, 2021
    Note: The ACHIEV meeting scheduled for October 28, 2021 will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. over Zoom. If you would like to attend this meeting- please contact Shannon Pitts - pits235@LNI.WA.GOV for information about how to join.
    Materials - Agenda

*approx. until agenda is posted
Previous meeting agendas and minutes:
Meeting Agendas, Minutes



The Advisory Committee on Healthcare Innovation and Evaluation is selected from members of IIMAC, IICAC, Business and Labor (WCAC).

Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee

  • Andrew Friedman, MD.
  • Stephen Thielke, MD.
  • Kirk Harmon, MD.
  • Malcolm Butler, MD.
  • Alternate: Louis Lim, MD.

Industrial Insurance Chiropractic Advisory Committee

  • David Folweiler, DC.
  • Ron Wilcox, DC. (Chair)
  • Alternate: Mike Dowling, DC.


  • John Meier, Employer Resources Northwest
  • Lisa Vivian, Eberle Vivian, Inc.


  • Neil Hartman, WA Building and Trades Council
  • Lee Thomas, JD, WA State Association for Justice
  • Alternate: Joe Kendo, WA State Labor Council