Appointments at Equality Health Help Expand Medicaid-First Model in Value-Based Care


Equality Health, a value-based care enablement company has appointmented seasoned healthcare leader, Lawrence Green, as Tennessee Market President, and prominent D.C. strategist and communications expert, Stephanie Cutter, as new board member.

Cutter is a highly respected communications and campaign strategist with a successful track record of creating and executing national campaigns to enhance brands and reputations, manage crises, and shape critical public policy issues.  She has worked with top political figures and Fortune 500 corporations and played key roles in high-profile national events.

In addition to serving as a founding partner at Precision, in 2020, she revolutionized political communications as the Chief Program Executive for the first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention, which garnered national praise for its innovative format and compelling content. She also served as the Executive Producer of President Biden’s inauguration, which earned her an Emmy nomination.

Previously, Cutter served as a senior advisor to President Obama on his 2008 presidential campaign and in the White House, and as Deputy Campaign Manager for the Obama-Biden reelection campaign in 2012.  She was also a senior advisor to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Senator John Kerry and was White House Deputy Communications Director under President Clinton.  Her expertise has been recognized by Politico, which called her one of the most prominent voices and top strategists in the Democratic party. The New York Times praised her as a polished and organized strategist with favorable relationships among influential journalists. Additionally, GQ named her one of the most powerful people in Washington.

“Beyond her proven skills as a communications strategist, Stephanie’s knowledge and experience across all levels of government will assist Equality Health in elevating the value-based care dialogue nationally, at the state level, and among healthcare industry stakeholders,” said Hugh Lytle, founder and chief executive officer of Equality Health. “Stephanie’s strategic insights and executional acumen will be instrumental as we enter new state markets, bring culturally competent primary care to underserved communities, and support the U.S. healthcare industry’s shift from volume to value.”

As a senior managed care executive with 30-plus years of experience at the nation’s largest health systems, Green will leverage his expertise and lead the team to create strategic partnerships with health plans, independent primary care practices (PCPs) and local communities to expand Equality Health across Tennessee with an initial focus in Nashville and the East and Middle Grand Divisions.

“We’re thrilled to have Lawrence join our organization and our mission to bring Equality Health’s proven value-based care (VBC) model and network to more and more people, especially those in underserved communities,” said Lytle. “Lawrence is a seasoned managed care leader with a rich background in VBC, Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN), and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and before joining Equality Health, he led the largest super CIN in the Midwest and the 6th largest Track 1 ACO in the U.S. He has a superpower — collaborative leadership — and we look forward to his contributions to bring together the many stakeholder groups to deliver value-based healthcare and improve the health of Tennesseans.”

Equality Health equips participating independent PCPs with its proven value-based care platform — including tools, technology and an activity-based financial model necessary to deliver enhanced services to vulnerable Medicaid members. Equality Health’s care model, which aims to close care gaps, also augments care enablement with direct, community-based clinical services that extend the reach of PCPs into the places where the most clinically complex members live.

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