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Office of Health Policy

The Office of Health Policy advances the mission of MD Anderson by guiding the Comprehensive Cancer Control and Uncompensated Care programs, facilitating oversight and managing administration of the healthcare delivery programs funded by the 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver, directing the Texas Cancer Information project and coordinating the Faculty Speakers Bureau, the Primary Care Survivorship Rotation and other projects supporting institutional priorities and initiatives.  

Led by Dr. Lewis E. Foxhall, the Office of Health Policy also coordinates liaison activities with external policy-related organizations.

Department Goals

Comprehensive Cancer Control

  • Guide comprehensive cancer control workgroups in the development of workplans, projects, grants and project implementation
  • Support Moon Shot's Cancer Control initiative
  • Research, identify and submit applicable grant proposals in conjunction with all Comprehensive Cancer Control/Health Policy workplan initiatives
  • Support collaborative relationships to promote institutional health policy agenda

Community Programs/Collaborations

  • Implement 1115 DSRIP Waiver projects supported through Health Policy
  • Guide and oversee all 1115 DSRIP Waiver projects in meeting expected milestones and metrics
  • Manage all 1115 DSRIP Waiver funding and allocate appropriate amount of funding to individual projects
  • Continue to manage and expand Project VALET through both private donor funding and the 1115 DSRIP Waiver
  • Complete CPRIT funded FIT/FLU initiative. Implement FIT/FLU Waiver project and transition CPRIT FIT/FLU activities over to waiver criteria

Professional Education

  • Investigate and identify opportunities to utilize Project ECHO in order to improve care and reduce costs through video or teleconferences for case reviews and ongoing education
  • Expand Survivorship Professional Education by hosting bi-annual Survivorship Conference, supporting POE website, and managing the Family Medicine Survivorship Rotation
  • Manage and promote the Faculty Speakers Bureau to area hospitals and professional medical organizations/conferences, etc.

Uncompensated Care/Harris Health/LBJ

  • Support, enhance and coordinate LBJ/Harris Health System collaborative activities
  • Oversee and coordinate the Uncompensated Care Committee and review recommendations/changes for PFA in accordance with Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Administrative Oversight

  • Manage department’s financial and administrative responsibilities, ensuring proper stewardship of department resources and adhering to institutional reporting requirements
  • Mentor, identify and support enhancement of employee’s competencies and personal development
  • Improve communication, cross-training and integration of department programs among Health Policy staff
  • Review department policies and procedures for more accurate, secure, efficient and meaningful outcomes

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