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Lance Heineccius

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I believe transforming the health care system to provide improved access for all Americans to high quality, affordable health services is critically important. All sectors of the system, providers, insurers, consumers, purchasers, and government must collaborate on achieving acceptable soultions.
Clinical Instructor, Health Services


MS   University of California Los Angeles, 1977   (Comprehensive Health Planning)
BA   University of California (Santa Barbara), 1971   (History)

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Lance Heineccius is an independent health services consultant to a variety of health plans, delivery systems and other organizations in the Puget Sound area. From 1993 to 1995, he was the director of policy and research for the Washington State Health Services Commission, the agency created to implement health reform in Washington state. Over the past twenty years, he has provided technical support on a variety of health care issues to many organizations in the Pacific Northwest and nationally.

Financing options for health services; effective use of information for decision support; health policy formulation

Continuous Tracking Study: Center for Studying Health System Change

The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), as part of the Community Tracking Study, interviewed more than 50 leaders in the health care market. Twelve communities are tracked by HSC every two years through site visits and surveys. Individual community reports are published for each round of site visits. Mr. Heineccius was the principal interviewer for purchaser perspectives in the Little Rock, Arkansas and Northern New Jersey areas.

Regence BlueShield Client Reporting Enhancement Project

Mr. Heineccius is the lead consultant in an ongoing project to improve client reporting for Regence BlueShield, the largest insurer in Washington state.