Steven E. Ford to Join VHCA Staff

Steven E. Ford, currently serving as Deputy Director for Administration with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will join the Virginia Health Care Association staff as Vice President for Policy & Financial Services on June 10, 2014.  

Since 2003, Mr. Ford has served as Deputy Director for Administration, Director of the Policy and Research Division and as Healthcare Reimbursement Manager for DMAS.  From 2000 to 2003 he served as the Director of Financial Policy for the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA).  From 1994 to 2000 he served as Principal Legislative Analyst for the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).

Mr. Ford received his Bachelor of Arts in Government and Masters in Public Policy from The College of William and Mary.  He was also a starting offensive lineman for the Tribe’s football team.

Steve Morrisette, VHCA President, said “we are excited to have Steve Ford join the VHCA staff.  He brings an extensive background in Medicaid policy and regulation, strong research and analytical skills as well as significant relationships with policy makers and other health care organizations.  He will be a key member of our staff especially in dealing with Medicare/Medicaid payment issues and our growing involvement in managed care relationships.”

Mr. Ford will assume the position being vacated by Hobart Harvey who will retire from the VHCA staff on June 30, 2014.