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Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors Edward T. Porcaro Confirmation Resolution of 2000
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Mr. Edward T. Porcaro to the Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors Edward T. Porcaro Confirmation Resolution of 2000".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of

Mr. Edward T. Porcaro
2650 Woodley Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
(Ward 3)

as a member of the Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors, established by section 203 of the Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Act of 1996, effective April 9, 1997 (D.C. Law 11-212; D.C. Code 32-262.3), for a term to end December 11, 2000.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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2650 Woodley Place, N.W.
Washington DC 20008 (Ward 1)

202-332-5058 (H) 202-0765
Fax 682-0805


Mr. Porcaro is President and Chief Executive Officer for Credential Assurance Group of America (GAGA). Mr. Porcaro, founder of CAGA; provides the company's overall vision and direction. Mr. Porcaro currently oversees all business-related activities of the company including marketing and contract administration.

In September 1997, Digital Medical Registrar, Inc. (DMR), a health care information management firm based in California acquired CAGA. Mr. Porcaro continues to save as President of CAGA with additional responsibilities as VP Eastern Region for Digital Medical Registrar as well as on DMR's Quality Management Committee.

Experience and Achievements

He has more than twenty years experience in the health care field including health care law, policy, and strategic business planning.

  • Mr. Porcaro was the principle investigator for CAGA's initial HCFA funded research Project firm 1993 to 1995. The research and later demonstration sought to develop and demonstrate an integrated information system for centralized credentialing administration.
  • The success of this project has been influential in establishing centralized credentialing as a viable approach to traditional credentialing administration and its recognition by NCQA and the Joint Commission has institutionalized centralized administration.
  • The original demonstration, located in Milwaukee, continues to generate over 2 million dollars in annual administrative cost savings to over 60 managed care plans in that local market.
  • Mr. Porcaro was directly responsible for CAGA's growth from an initial start up company to annual sales over $ 3 million in sales prior to its sale.
  • For 10 years, Mr. Porcaro served as a government relation's specialist in for Met life's Health Insurance products with increasing responsibility for maintaining relations with state and federal regulators. In 1980, Mr. Porcaro was transferred to Washington, D.C. assuming responsibility for establishing and managing Met's Life's presence before Congress and national policy development within the industry.
  • Additionally, Mr. Porcaro consults with managed cart plans, medical groups, integrated health systems and government agencies in the areas of managed care policy. medical care liability and health care Quality Assurance
  • Mr. Porcaro includes among his consulting clients the Senate Finance Committee, Virginia State Legislature, the Office of Managed Care, Health Care Financing Administration, HHS, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Specialty Care Networks, Medical College of Wisconsin. Medical Imaging Network of Louisiana, Doctors Health System, INOVA Health System, Northwestern Univ. Medical School, American Chiropractic Association, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention/HHS .

From 1980-1990

Mr. Porcaro was vice president government relations for Met Life's health insurance operations assisting the company on health care legislative and policy and regulatory issues for 10 years. Mr. Porcaro worked extensively with met Life's managed care operations on a range of policy, legislative and quality compliance matters including HMO federal qualification for Medicare contracting and state insurance matters.

From 1975-1980

Prior to that, Mr Porcaro was on the staff of the Boston University. Center for Health Planning and practiced law in Massachusetts.


Mr. Porcaro earned his J.D. degree in 1974 from New England School of Law in Boston and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Porcaro's MPH degree was awarded from the Boston University School of Public Health in 1982, and his Bachelor of Science degree was awarded in 1970 from University of Massachusetts - Boston:

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