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Beth Waldman on the ins and outs of Medicaid managed care

Beth Waldman on the ins and outs of Medicaid managed care

Listen in as CPR’s Director of Projects & Research, Julianne McGarry, checks in with Beth Waldman, JD, MPH, Senior Consultant with Bailit Health. 

Beth Waldman is one of the leading experts in Medicaid delivery system and payment reform design, having served as the Director of Medicaid for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003-2007 and consulting for a multitude of states and other stakeholders upon joining the Bailit Health team. Since the beginning of 2019, Beth has served as a subject matter expert to guide CPR’s work assembling key contract provisions from the 39 states with Medicaid Managed Care programs to help state Medicaid agencies leverage model contract language.

During the call, Julianne asks Beth to provide a high-level look of the trends in how state Medicaid agencies use their contracts with MCOs to advance payment reform. She also asks Beth to gauge the enthusiasm level of state Medicaid agencies toward the payment reform movement. It’s a special time when many providers are finally getting comfortable with certain payment reform methods put forward through programs like State Innovation Models, though it’s still to early to know exactly which models are working.

Want to hear more from Beth? Register for CPR’s Virtual Summit on Tuesday, December 10 where Beth will be speaking on a panel to explore how Medicaid MCO contracting is likely to evolve.

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