Will is a principal and consulting actuary with the Seattle office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1992.
Will specializes in helping healthcare organizations understand the risks for which they have contracted by developing benchmarks and creating programs for delivering healthcare to enrollees as cost effectively as possible. He has spent considerable time assisting clients with commercial populations, Medicare risk contracts, and managed Medicaid contracts operate within a fixed, market-driven, revenue level.
He helps organizations develop provider incentives and fee schedules that encourage the efficient utilization of resources. Many clients have asked Will to create benchmarks that can be used to allocate premium dollars or for performance evaluation and surplus distribution. The results have enabled clients to prepare successful competitive bids.
Will has significant experience and proficiency in:
Small group and individual medical underwriting
Implementing automated renewal medical underwriting strategies
Benefit design pricing
In addition, Will focuses on improving the provider contracting process for both insurers and hospitals. This includes:
More accurate contract comparisons for both hospitals and payers using a proprietary fee scheduleRBRVS for Hospitals
Developing contract provisions that reduce administrative costs by simplifying negotiations and adjudication
Tiered network evaluations and creating provider ranking reports
Training sessions for negotiation staff
Will believes that insurers and hospitals can work together to reduce the cost of healthcare. He has authored several research reports on provider contracting and is a frequent speaker on the subject for a variety of organizations, such as the SOA, AAHP and the HFMA.
He worked for a major insurance company prior to joining Milliman.
BS (honors), Mathematical Sciences, Oregon State University