WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jeff Micklos is the new executive director of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to transform the U.S. health care system. The appointment is effective Oct. 1.
Micklos previously served as executive vice president, management, compliance & general counsel of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), a national trade association representing investor-owned and managed community based hospitals and health systems.
Micklos brings this experience to the Task Force to support its efforts to spark rapid, measurable change across the health care landscape. Its members are committed to value-based business and clinical models aligned with improving outcomes and lowering costs.
“I’m very excited to join this dedicated and diverse group of health care industry leaders,” Micklos said. “Our commitment to help lead the transformation of health care delivery and payment will greatly benefit patients and communities.”
He will be the first Executive Director of the Task Force since its formation in 2014.
“Jeff brings extensive industry experience, a great knowledge of health system issues and public policy, and a strong commitment to delivery system transformation. We are very pleased to have Jeff join, and lead, the Health Care Transformation Task Force team, helping advance our efforts to provide a unique voice from our 39 patient, payer, provider and purchaser members,” said Richard J. Gilfillan, MD, CEO and president of Trinity Health and the Task Force’s chairman.
Micklos brings strong health care policy and extensive association management experience, in addition to a deep knowledge of provider systems. In his FAH position, Micklos served as lead policy advisor on legal and regulatory issues while overseeing operational and compliance functions for his organization, as well as his senior management responsibilities.
Prior to joining the FAH, Micklos was a partner in the national Health Law Department of Foley & Lardner LLP and an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
About Health Care Transformation Task Force
Health Care Transformation Task Force is an industry consortium that brings together patients, payers, providers and purchasers to align private and public sector efforts to clear the way for a sweeping transformation of the U.S. health care system. Our members are committed to rapid, measurable change, both for ourselves and our country. Our members aspire to having 75 percent of our respective businesses operating under value-based payment arrangements by 2020. To learn more, visit www.hcttf.org.