NH DHHS Medicaid Medical Director Named to National Panel

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human

Services’ (DHHS) Medicaid Medical Director has been appointed to serve on a

national advisory panel aimed at improving healthcare for patients. The

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) selected Dr. Doris

Lotz to serve on PCORI’s newly established Advisory Panel on Improving

Healthcare Systems.

Dr. Lotz was one of 84 individuals selected to serve on one of PCORI’s four

advisory panels. She will represent public payers of healthcare services

on the 21-member Improving Healthcare Systems panel. The panel will help

identify and prioritize questions that are important to patients,

caregivers, clinicians and others. PCORI received applications for panel

membership from more than 1,000 individuals.

“It’s important that we look at how we deliver healthcare services,” said

Dr. Lotz, “so that we can develop healthcare systems that consistently

deliver high quality, effective, and efficient care to patients, and we

ensure that excellent healthcare is available for everyone. PCORI is going

to take on that challenge and I’m honored to be involved.”

Lotz, MD, MPH has been the Medicaid Medical Director for the State of New

Hampshire since 2002. She provides guidance for clinical policy, program

development, and strategic planning; oversight to quality improvement,

clinical and pharmacy services, and managed care; and actively works to

balance clinical and business priorities of the program. Dr. Lotz has been

an advocate for quality measurement and evidence based improvements in

health care delivery.

PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress.

Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their

caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to

make better-informed health care decisions. PCORI is committed to

continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its

work. For more information visit: www.pcori.org