Jeffrey (Jeff) Bailet is president and chief executive officer of Altais, a subsidiary of Blue Shield of California. Blue Shield of California is a 4-million-member nonprofit health plan serving the state’s commercial, individual, and government markets. Altais was formed to help physicians and their practices reduce administrative burden, spend more time with patients, and improve access to quality, affordable health care. Dr. Bailet is driven by his commitment to support physicians and their patients.
Dr. Bailet has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience. He previously served as executive vice president of Blue Shield of California’s Health Care Quality and Affordability division, where he was responsible for the management and performance of the company’s Network Management, Health Care Services, and Wellvolution® teams.
Prior to joining Blue Shield, Dr. Bailet served as executive vice president at Aurora Health Care and President of Aurora Health Care Medical Group. Under his leadership, the group more than doubled in size to 1,800 physicians and 900 advanced practice clinicians across 180 clinics and 15 hospitals in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. He was previously the Chief Medical Officer of PacMed Clinics, a multispecialty medical group in Seattle. Dr. Bailet helped launch two other healthcare entities during his career: Northwest Specialty Physicians, a small multispecialty entrepreneurial practice in Seattle, and Associated Healthcare Consultants, a multispecialty IPA/network of 120 physicians serving patients in Bellevue, WA.
Dr. Bailet currently chairs the federal Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). As chair, he provides comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models. He recently served as vice chair of the Board of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).
He is a board-certified otolaryngologist and began practicing as an ear, nose, and throat specialist and surgeon in 1993. Dr. Bailet is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he obtained his MD degree. He completed his residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery at UCLA Medical Center, and holds a master of science with concentration in Environmental Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Dr. Bailet obtained his bachelor of arts from Clark University, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American College of Surgeons.