Dr. Ish Bhalla is the medical director of behavioral health value transformation at Blue Cross NC. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (BS), University of Toledo College of Medicine (MD), and UCLA (MS in health policy and management). Bhalla completed residency and fellowship training at Yale University and is board-certified in adult and forensic psychiatry. His research interests involve the design of healthcare systems to address people with complex medical and physical health conditions, substance use disorders, emergency psychiatry, and value-based health care. In his current role, Bhalla leads the design and delivery of innovative value-based payment arrangements for people with behavioral health disorders at Blue Cross NC.