Jeffrey Bailet is executive vice president of Health Care Quality and Affordability at Blue Shield of California, a 4-million-member nonprofit health plan that serves the state’s commercial, individual and government markets. Bailet is responsible for the management and performance of the company’s Network Management, Health Care Services and Wellvolution® teams.

Bailet has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. Before joining Blue Shield, he served as executive vice president at Aurora Health Care and president of Aurora Health Medical Group, which includes 1,800 physicians and 900 advance-practice clinicians across 180 clinics and 15 hospitals in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Bailet previously served as the chief executive officer at Associated Healthcare Consultants and president of Northwest Specialty Physicians.

He is currently chair of the executive committee of AMGA (formerly the American Medical Group Association). He also serves on the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), whereby he provides comments and recommendations to the secretary of health and human services on physician payment models.

Bailet is a board-certified otolaryngologist and began practicing as an ear, nose and throat specialist and surgeon in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and completed his residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He also holds an M.S.P.H. in environmental health from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American College of Surgeons.

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