Alice R. Lind is senior clinical officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). She plays an integral role in the organization's efforts to improve care for high-need, high-cost populations, with a special emphasis on those who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare and those in need of long term supports and services.
Ms. Lind has extensive clinical and Medicaid program development expertise through her 15 years of work in Washington State. She was previously chief of the Office of Quality and Care Management in the Division of Healthcare Services, Health and Recovery Services Administration for Washington State, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of care coordination programs for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic conditions and disabilities. She led the start up of a disease management program for 20,000 fee-for-service clients with asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and end-stage renal disease. Under her direction, Washington implemented managed care programs that integrate health care, behavioral health, and long-term care for Medicaid and Medicare dual eligible beneficiaries.
In prior positions, Ms. Lind managed Washington's Quality Management section, which was responsible for conducting research and evaluation on the quality of care provided to Medicaid managed care clients. She has held clinical positions in occupational health, hospice home care, managing a long-term care facility for terminally ill persons with AIDS, and intensive care.
Ms. Lind received a master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University.