MONTPELIER — She may have resigned her high-profile post as chairwoman of the Green Mountain Care Board, but Anya Rader Wallack’s role in health care reform in Vermont is far from over.
Rader Wallack, who departed her post less than two weeks ago, is on the verge of inking a $100,000 contract with the state to oversee the use of a $45 million federal grant. In her work on the “State Innovation Model” grant, Rader Wallack will seek to propel many of the same objectives pushed by the Green Mountain Care Board.
Her expertise on matters including alternative care models and payment reform is among the reasons cited by a top administration official in his request to award Rader Wallack a no-bid contract.
In an Aug. 7 memo to Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding, Deputy Administration Secretary Michael Clasen made the case for the no-bid process.
“Anya is best suited to provide the leadership and policy expertise needed to implement Vermont’s payment and delivery system reform initiatives funded through the SIM Testing Grant,” Clasen wrote. Continue reading