Accelerating and Enhancing Behavioral Health Integration through Digitally Enabled Care
Care Delivery & Payment Manager, Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association (AMA)
Chris Botts is the Care Delivery and Payment Manager within the Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability group at the American Medical Association (AMA). In this capacity, he helps advance AMA's practice sustainability efforts by removing obstacles to patient care and enabling physicians to learn, adapt, thrive, and lead in a rapidly evolving health care environment_. This includes leading AMA's Behavioral Health Integration Initiative focused on catalyzing effective and sustainable integration of behavioral and mental health care into physician practices.Prior to joining the AMA, he worked at the Health Care Reform and Innovation Administration within the District of Columbia's Department of Health Care Finance designing and implementing new, innovative health IT programs. These programs worked to improve data integration and provide actionable information to reduce health disparities, enhance health care quality and outcomes, and promote wellness in the District. Mr. Botts also worked at the Center for Health Policy (formerly known as the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform) at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC where he supported the Center's payment and delivery reform initiatives including those related to Medicare alternative payment models and health plan innovations. Mr. Botts earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Neuroscience with a concentration in Premedical Studies from the College of William and Mary.
Jacqueline Marks is a senior manager with Manatt Health, an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory practice of Manatt. She provides policy analysis, strategic business advice, and project management to a variety of stakeholders including states, health care providers, foundations and non-profit organizations, among others.Jacqueline is an expert in federal and state telehealth policy, regularly advising state Medicaid programs on telehealth coverage and payment policy design. Jacqueline also works with provider organizations and foundations to support telehealth policy change aimed at ensuring equitable access to care for all individuals. In addition, Jacqueline has extensive experience providing policy analysis and advocacy support to women's health providers and non-profit organizations. She also assists academic medical centers, health systems, and safety net hospitals with strategic planning and implementation support related to IT and digital health.Prior to joining Manatt, Jacqueline was a business intelligence analyst with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she was responsible for aggregating and analyzing clinical and financial data from more than 700 health centers nationwide. While working toward her graduate degree in health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jacqueline was an intern in the Reproductive Health Department of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
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