Purpose

Purpose

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.

Meetings

Meetings

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

Membership

Membership

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.

Business

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

Labor

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