The Health Management Academy

The Academy Advisors

Cultivate a unique voice for government relations

The Academy Advisors is a cooperative that brings together the nation’s Leading Health Systems to drive high-impact healthcare reform. We extend the impact of Leading Health System government relations, proactively improve policy, and actualize solutions for C-suite executives.

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Collaborative Focus
Policy Analysis & Development

Identifying opportunities for proactive policy improvement, leverage member expertise to co-create policy solutions, and create impact assessment and analysis for C-suite level audiences.

Collective Advocacy

Extend the reach and function of Leading Health System government relations teams and facilitate conversations between members executives, members of Congress, committee staff, and government agencies.

Stakeholder Engagement & Education

Highlight Leading Health System priorities and initiatives to key decision makers in DC and create resources to inform board audiences on important policy issues.

Academy Advisors Members at a Glance


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“The Academy Advisors are unique among advocacy groups: they balance Capitol Hill expertise with a deep understanding of the issues impacting the IDN business model. I believe they are the perfect collaborative to drive reform and advance the health system perspective.” Marci Wilding, VP of External Affairs, Novant Health
“The Academy Advisors are my favorite group in health policy – Stephanie and her team consistently produce valuable insights and are responsive to the ever-changing policy environment. And I benefit from the ability to collaborate with like-minded government relations professionals across the country.” Julia Drefke, Public Affairs Executive, Adventist Health (CA)
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Response Letter for 2023 IPPS Rule

In June, 11 health system members provided feedback to CMS regarding quality program modifications and health equity-related initiatives

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