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Payment Work Group


Payment Work Group

Facilitating collaboration, shared understanding, and problem solving to support and accelerate the advancement of value-based payment programs in Delaware.

The DCHI Payment Work Group is an active forum for in-depth, meaningful discourse to drive at shared solutions to advance greater adoption of progressive, aligned alternative payment models in Delaware, models that are designed to drive better quality and lower cost of care. 

The DCHI Payment Work Group is focused on identifying and resolving challenges that present across the provider and payer communities, globally and locally, to enable greater uptake and significant implementation of viable, risk-sharing VBP models.

Work Group Members:

  • Traci Bolander (Co-Chair) - Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health
  • Emmilyn Lawson (Co-Chair) - AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware
  • Tyler Blanchard - Aledade
  • Carl Curto - Bayhealth
  • Sharon Kesterson - Beebe Healthcare
  • Barry Dahllof - ChristianaCare
  • Ray Dotterweich - ChristianaCare
  • Andrew Sheinen - Cigna
  • Matthew Swanson - DCHI Board
  • Megan Richards - Aetna
  • Jaime Clarke - Delaware Children's Health Network
  • Faith Rentz - Delaware Department of Human Resources 
  • Steven Costantino - Delaware Health and Social Services
  • Steve Groff - Delaware Division of Medicaid / Medical Assistance
  • Dan Elliott - eBrightHealth ACO
  • Kevin O'Hara - Highmark Commercial
  • Dwayne Parker - Highmark Health Options
  • Lori Ann Rhoads - Medical Society of Delaware
  • Chris Morris- Nemours
  • Dan Bair- Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
  • Lauren Bamford - United Healthcare
  • Anthony Onugu - United Medical ACO


  • Identifying and communicating the state of VBP programs in DE
  • Identifying pathways to resolving challenges related to data sharing, reporting and utility
  • Promoting collaboration and integration among payers and providers for adoption of VBP

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