Among other likely changes, outpatient hospitals will receive a 3.8% rate increase and a new type of "rural emergency hospital" will be established.
Lisa Anne Bickford has over 20 years of experience in government relations, information technology, law, and management consulting. Bickford is currently providing workers' comp and auto no-fault government relations support across the 50 states, with special focus on California, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New York.
Bickford holds an MBA from California State University, Sacramento, and a BA in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She serves as chair of the Pacific Regional Chapter of the American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN) and vice chair of the Research and Standards Committee of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC).