CareBridge Govt Patti Killingsworth Named to Medicaid and CHIP Cost and Entry Fee (MACPAC)
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Could 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — CareBridge, the nation’s main Medicaid value-based care firm, introduced senior govt Patti Killingsworth has been named to the Medicaid and CHIP Cost and Entry Fee (MACPAC). MACPAC makes suggestions to the U.S. Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers (HHS), and states on a big selection of points affecting Medicaid and the State Youngsters’s Well being Insurance coverage Program.
“MACPAC is a important driver of Medicaid coverage throughout the nation,” stated Brad SmithGovt Chairman of CareBridge and former Deputy Administrator of the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers (CMS) and Director of the Heart for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). “We’re thrilled Patti goes to have the ability to deliver her many years of expertise to assist inform nationwide Medicaid coverage.”
MACPAC is a non-partisan legislative department company composed of 17 commissioners appointed by the U.S. Comptroller Normal. MACPAC is liable for serving to inform nationwide Medicaid coverage by offering knowledge evaluation and coverage suggestions frequently to Congress, HHS, CMS, and state Medicaid businesses.
“Patti is arguably the nation’s main professional on long-term help providers (LTSS) and residential and community-based providers (HCBS),” stated Mike TudeenCEO of CareBridge. “Patti’s ardour and dedication to enhancing the lives and independence of people with bodily, mental, and developmental disabilities is inspiring.”
Patti has 25 years of Medicaid LTSS and HCBS expertise, together with serving for over 15 years because the Chief of LTSS for TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid company) previous to becoming a member of CareBridge. She is a lifelong household caregiver and has served on nationwide LTSS and HCBS high quality committees for the Nationwide High quality Discussion board, Nationwide Committee on High quality Assurance, Advancing States, and Nationwide Academy for State Well being Coverage. She has overseen the implementation of a number of the nation’s most ahead considering LTSS and HCBS packages.
“It’s such an honor to be chosen to serve on MACPAC,” stated Killingsworth. “There’s a lot alternative to advance Medicaid coverage and packages and to rework its cost and supply programs to higher serve those that depend on its advantages – particularly those that want HCBS. Collectively, we are able to drive outcomes that basically matter to folks and enhance their expertise, whereas growing cost-efficiency and Medicaid program sustainability for generations to return.”
CareBridge is a value-based healthcare firm that assists well being plans and states in caring for people receiving dwelling and community-based providers. CareBridge’s options embody 24/7 scientific help, resolution help, knowledge aggregation, and digital go to verification. CareBridge’s options have been proven to extend independence, enhance scientific high quality, and cut back emergency room visits, hospitalizations and complete prices all whereas receiving a Internet Promoter Rating of 84 from sufferers and households. For extra info on CareBridge, please go to www.carebridgehealth.com.
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