Medical Review Committee
August 26, 2005
The legislation provides that the nine-member Committee consist of four members involved in healthcare as well as four members of the public and a designated chairperson.
"The people Commissioner O'Claray has selected for this important committee represent a wide range of experience and expertise. They will be a great help in my commitment to providing first class, affordable medical care to injured workers," said Governor Frank Murkowski.
DOLWD Commissioner Greg O'Claray will chair the Committee. The four health care appointees are: Alaska State Medical Association member Dr. Bruce Kiessling, M.D.; Alaska Chiropractic Society member William Pfeifer, D.C. of Ketchikan; Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association member Dennis Murray; as well as Administrator of Heritage Place in Soldotna and health care provider Ed Hall, P.A.-C.
The four public "non-health care provider" members are: Kevin Smith, Executive Director of the Joint Insurance Association of the Alaska Municipal League; Pam Scott, Workers' Compensation Claims Manager for the Alaska Timber Insurance Exchange; Suzanne Barr, Manager-Medical Resources Department of Liberty Northwest; and Jeff Davis, Vice President and General Manager of Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alaska.
The Committee's duties are
to assist and advise the DOLWD on matters involving the
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