Vermont Health Care Innovation Project
State Innovation Model
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Anya Rader Wallack, PhD, is president of Arrowhead Health Analytics, a health policy consulting firm located in Fall River, Massachusetts. Dr. Wallack served as chair of Vermont’s Green Mountain Care Board from 2011 to 2013. The Board was created by Act 48 of the 2011 legislative session to oversee major elements of Vermont’s health reform effort, including cost control. Prior to her appointment to the Board, she was special assistant for health reform for Governor Peter Shumlin. In that capacity, she coordinated Governor Shumlin’s ambitious health reform agenda. Dr. Wallack continues to serve as chair of the Vermont State Innovation Model governing board on behalf of Governor Shumlin.
A native Vermonter, she has a deep knowledge of state health policy, including Medicaid policy and the effect of national health reform on states. Dr. Wallack has served as a consultant to state governments and multi-state organizations for most of the past decade. She established Arrowhead after serving as interim president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and executive director of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute.
Dr. Wallack served from 1991 to 1994 as policy director and then deputy chief of staff for Vermont Governor Howard Dean. In that capacity she coordinated efforts to pass and implement two major health reform initiatives and served as the governor’s liaison to the Agency of Human Services and BISHCA (Vermont’s agency on banking, insurance, securities, and health care). In 1993 she represented Governor Dean and the National Governors Association on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health care task force. From 1995 to 1998 Dr. Wallack ran the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, a quasi-governmental agency that specializes in quality measurement and improvement at the state level.
Dr. Wallack previously served on the Board of Medical Practice in Vermont. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a PhD degree in social policy from Brandeis University’s Heller School. Her dissertation focused on state-to-state variation in Medicaid policy.