Senior Program Officer
Greg Howe is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) where he works on initiatives related to populations with complex medical and social needs, and delivery system and payment reform. In this role, Mr. Howe works with Medicaid leaders across the country on an array of projects, including providing technical assistance to states developing value-based payment models, supporting CMS and state efforts to successfully implement and monitor 1115 waiver initiatives, leading a ten-state learning collaborative to help states identify Medicaid financing options for sustaining Project ECHO, and providing leadership development opportunities to Medicaid directors and staff through CHCS’ Medicaid Leadership Institute.
Before joining CHCS in 2012, Mr. Howe served as a senior health care analyst for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Service’s Office of Medical Assistance Programs. Previously, he spent eight years as director of planning and administration in Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Office of Health Care Reform. In this role, he coordinated health policy development among the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging, and Insurance, and was responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of the Governor’s Chronic Care/Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative. He also worked as a government relations representative at Kaiser Permanente; a legislative aide for Alameda County California Supervisor Wilma Chan; and a district director for California State Assemblyman Michael Sweeney.
Mr. Howe has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Juniata College.
ReportAccelerating Value-Based Payment in California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers: Options for Medicaid Health Plans April 2019
ReportProject ECHO: Policy Pathways for Sustainability January 2019
BriefFinancing Project ECHO: Options for State Medicaid Programs September 2017
BriefAdvancing Payment Innovation within Federally Qualified Health Centers: Lessons from California May 2017
BriefValue-Based Payments in Medicaid Managed Care: An Overview of State Approaches February 2016