Tammy Feenstra Banks, MBA, FACMPE
Issaquah, WA 98027
Tammy Feenstra Banks is Vice President Medicare Strategy, Value Based Care Programs at Providence St. Joseph Health where she is responsible for overall accountability for the development and implementation of strategy, program management, and technical advocacy. Prior to Providence, she served as Vice President, Industry Relations Claims and Payments within Optum 360 and Vice President Interoperability Program Development (Healthcare Simplification) within Optum. She was responsible in both roles for providing overall business leadership to advance administrative and clinical data interoperability with a goal to make healthcare more automated, affordable, and patient centered. Prior to Optum, Ms. Banks served over 20 years in three medical associations, including 11 years with the American Medical Association Private Sector Advocacy unit setting and implementing strategies to promote fair payment and efficient practice management.
Ms. Banks currently serves on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) FAST Coordinating Committee, the Certification Tiger Team, and the Da Vinci Operating Committee. She is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, and the Health Information Management Science Society.
Ms. Banks holds a master’s degree in business with a quantitative emphasis from Roosevelt University and a bachelor’s degree in business from Alma College. She is a Fellow, American College of Medical Practice (FACMPE), earned the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) designation from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and has been nationally recognized for her volunteer leadership contributions by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), National Clearinghouse Association, and the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA). Ms. Feenstra Banks was appointed to the Committee in 2020 and serves on the Subcommittee on Standards.