Bill Kampine, Co-founder and SVP, Analytics and Innovation for Healthcare Bluebook, is one of the most well-respected thought-leaders in healthcare cost and quality transparency. Bill brings over 25 years of experience in new venture development, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and advanced analytics, and oversees healthcare economics, innovation and strategic growth initiatives at Bluebook.
“The price of services remains the single biggest issue for employers in terms of controlling healthcare costs. Employers and consumers shoulder about half of healthcare spend nationally, and experience increases of five to seven percent each year. The national data show that consumption of care is flat or declining – yet employer costs continue to rise. The issue for employers and consumers is navigating their network for price and quality. Bluebook’s singular focus is to enable member navigation and ensure that both employers and consumers obtain high quality, cost-effective care.”
In 2018, Bill was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee at the fourth of five hearings aimed at identifying the drivers of rising healthcare costs. The series, entitled Reducing Health Care Costs: Examining How Transparency Can Lower Spending and Empower Patients, was led by HELP Chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. Following Bill’s presentation, he and other industry experts were invited to contribute foundational information to bi-partisan draft legislation sponsored by Alexander and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) by providing specific recommendations for improving transparency and reducing cost.
Prior to Healthcare Bluebook, Bill assisted in the development of CareSteps Inc., a predictive modeling and disease management company that successfully merged with Healthways (2001) where he served in a variety of executive roles. He has also served as an economist and consultant to global Fortune 1000 companies in the healthcare, insurance and pharmaceutical industries.
Bill conducted post-graduate work in economics at George Washington University and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.