Pursuant Chapter 8.5 of Part 2 of Division 107 of the Health and Safety Code (HSC), §127671 et seq. HCAI is required to convene a California Health Care Payments Data (HPD) Program Advisory Committee comprised of health care stakeholders and experts to assist and advise the HCAI Director in formulating program policies regarding data collection, management, use, access, and development of public information to meet the goals of the HPD Program. The committee does not have decision-making authority related to the administration of the database but will serve as a forum for stakeholder and public engagement on policy decisions, while fostering accountability and transparency.

Upcoming Meetings

July 25, 2024

  • Agenda coming soon

Health Care Payments Data Program Advisory Committee Members

Charles Bacchi
President & CEO, California Association of Health Plans
Representing healthcare service plans, including specialized health care service plans

Steffanie Watkins
Vice President of Health Policy, Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies
Representing insurers that have a certificate of authority from the Insurance Commissioner to provide health insurance, as defined in Section 106 of the Insurance Code

Janice Rocco
Chief of Staff, California Medical Association
Representing “suppliers” defined as a physician and surgeon or other health care practitioner, or an entity that furnishes health care services other than a provider

Amber Ott
Senior Vice President, Data and Analytics, California Hospital Association
Representing “providers” defined as a hospital, a skilled nursing facility, a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, a home health agency, a hospice, a clinic, or a rehabilitation agency

Emma Hoo
Director, Pay for Value, Purchaser Business Group on Health
Representing self-insured employers

Ken Stuart
Chairman, California Health Care Coalition
Representing multiemployer self-insured plans that are responsible for paying for health care services provided to beneficiaries or the trust administrator for a multiemployer self-insured plan

John Kabateck
California Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business
Representing businesses purchasing coverage for employees

Joan Allen
Government Relations Advocate, Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West                                 Representing  organized labor

Anthony Wright 
Executive Director, Health Access California
Representing consumers

William (Bill) Barcellona
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, America’s Physician Groups
Representing physician groups

Cheryl Damberg
Distinguished Chair in Health Care Payment Policy, RAND Corporation
Representing the research community

Isaac Menashe
Deputy Associate Director, Policy, Covered California
Officially designated ex officio Advisory Committee member representing the director of the California Health Benefit Exchange

Dr. Linette Scott
Deputy Director and Chief Data Officer, Enterprise Data and Information Management, Department of Health Care Services 
Officially designated ex officio Advisory Committee member representing the director of the State Department of Health Care Services

Michael Valle
Deputy Director, Information Services, Department of Health Care Access and Information 
Officially designated ex officio Advisory Committee member representing the director of the Department of Health Care Access and Information

Meetings Archive

May 13, 2024
April 25, 2024
January 25, 2024
October 26, 2023
July 27, 2023
April 27, 2023
January 26, 2023

October 27, 2022

July 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

January 27, 2022

October 28, 2021

July 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

January 28, 2021

October 22, 2020


For questions or inquiries about the HPD program, you may email hpd@hcai.ca.gov.

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