Foundation Program Sites

CABG Surgical Bundle

Adopted September 2015

The majority of health care payments are for number of services provided rather than quality of care or per person or per unit of time. This workgroup develops recommendations to tie provider payment to an entire episode of care including potential complications resulting from poor care and has focused on total knee and total hip replacement, lumbar fusion, and coronary artery bypass surgery. The coronary artery bypass graft surgery workgroup met from February 2015 – September 2015.

Supporting Materials

Letter from Health Care Authority Accepting Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgical Bundle and Warranty
CABG Bundle Public Comment
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Evidence Table
CABG Bundle Public Comment

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Drew Baldwin, MD, FACC Cardiologist Virginia Mason Medical Center
Glenn Barnhart, MD Cardiac Surgeon Swedish Medical Center
Marissa Brooks Director of Health Improvement Programs SEUI Healthcare Northwest Benefits
Susie Dade, MS Deputy Director Washington Health Alliance
Gregory Eberhart, MD, FACC Medical Director, Cardiology CHI Franciscan Health
Theresa Helle Manager of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Initiatives The Boeing Company
Bob Herr, MD Physician US HealthWorks
Jeff Hummel, MD Medical Director, Health Care Informatics Qualis Health
Dan Kent, MD Medical Director, Quality & Medical Management Premera Blue Cross
Robert Mecklenburg, MD (Co-Chair) Medical Director, Center for Health Care Solutions Virginia Mason Medical Center
Vinay Malhotra, MD Cardiologist Cardiac Study Center
Kerry Schaefer, MS (Co-Chair) Strategic Planner for Employee Health King County
Gregg Shibata Manager, Accountable Health Implementation Regence Blue Shield
Shilpen Patel, MD, FACRO Medical Director Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program
Thomas Richards Managing Director, Employee Benefits Alaska Airlines