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Wednesday, April 4 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Track 5 (Pre-Event Workshop): Supporting States’ Use of Data Analytics in Practical Decision-Making

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As healthcare delivery models evolve to more effectively link payment to improved health care outcomes, State Medicaid programs have a strong need for new data analytics tools to help inform their decision-making. This fundamental shift from rewarding volume to rewarding value creates real opportunity for State Medicaid directors to use data in a way that makes their programs more efficient. It also pushes the analytics needs of states past descriptive analytics to evaluative and predictive analytics.

In this workshop, Mathematica data experts will share important descriptive statistics needed for state operations and oversight. Our team will also showcase evaluative and predictive analytics that are, or could be, used in policy development and implementation. Panelists will have an honest discussion about analytic needs within the states, emphasizing implementation challenges and options for overcoming them.  

A variety of state data analytic projects will be discussed during this session, including:
  • Risk adjustment with the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy
  • Interactions between child welfare and Medicaid
  • Medicaid enrollment and churn
  • Evaluative work about interventions for pediatric case management in vulnerable populations
  • Opioid hot-spotting
  • Value-based purchasing

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Carey Appold

Medicaid Area Director, Mathematica
Carey Appold came to Mathematica from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where she led the policy development, program design, implementation, and start-up for community-based long-term care initiatives, including the $400 million Ticket to Work program and $1.75... Read More →
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Matt Gillingham

Vice President and Director of Health Technology, Mathematica Policy Research
Matthew Gillingham leads a team of about 200 health technology professionals who bring together technology, project management, and program expertise to architect, build, and deliver innovative analytic solutions for government, philanthropic, and private-sector clients. For close... Read More →
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Lindsey Leininger

Associate Director, Health Program Improvement, Mathematica Policy Research
Lindsey Leininger is an expert in Medicaid analytics supporting program design and evaluation. Her work uses data from administrative data systems and population-based surveys to study a variety of policy contexts, including eligibility reform, delivery system reform, risk stratification... Read More →
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Paul Messino

Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research
Paul Messino is a researcher with Mathematica’s health program improvement division. Prior to joining Mathematica in 2017, Messino served as the Chief of Health Information Technology for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he led a team of analysts to implement... Read More →
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Christopher Trenholm

Senior Vice President; Managing Director, Health, Mathematica Policy Research
Christopher Trenholm leads a team of more than 400 researchers, technologists, clinicians, data analytics experts, policy experts, survey experts, and program design and management experts all working on behalf of government, philanthropic, and private-sector clients. Trenholm has... Read More →

Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Key Ballroom 9