Jeffrey (Jeff) Bailet, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.S., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Altais. Jeff is driven by his commitment to support physicians and their patients.
Jeff previously served as Executive Vice President of Blue Shield of California’s Health Care Quality and Affordability division. Dr. Bailet was responsible for the management and performance of the company’s Network Management, Health Care Services, and Wellvolution® teams.
Jeff has more than 25 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. 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 CMO of PacMed Clinics, a multispecialty medical group in Seattle. He also helped launch two other healthcare entities during his career, including 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.
Jeff is currently chair of 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 AMGA (formally, the American Medical Group Association).
Jeff 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 he 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.