Jeffrey W. Bechtel is Senior Vice President for Health Economics and Policy for The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). In this capacity, Mr. Bechtel is responsible for leading HAP’s policy development process and serving as the primary liaison with the Medicaid program on health care delivery and financing.
Prior to his role with HAP, Mr. Bechtel was the owner of Bechtel Healthcare Consulting LLC, where he provided consulting and policy support to all physical health managed care organizations (MCOs) that participate in HealthChoices, Pennsylvania’s mandatory Medicaid Managed Care Program. In this role, Mr. Bechtel worked with MCO senior leadership to develop policy recommendations relating to major Commonwealth initiatives.
Before entering the private sector, Mr. Bechtel had 14 year career with the Commonwealth’s Department of Public Welfare (now known as the Department of Human Services). Among other roles, Mr. Bechtel served as Director of the Bureau of Managed Care Operations, where he was responsible for administering the HealthChoices Medicaid managed care program in Pennsylvania. He also served as Director of the Bureau of Program Integrity, the office responsible for administering a multi-faceted statewide program to protect the financial integrity of Pennsylvanian’s Medicaid Program. Prior to these management roles, Mr. Bechtel served as an attorney in the Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Legal Counsel and in private practice.
Mr. Bechtel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Government from the College of William and Mary, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from The George Washington University National Law Center.