Greg Howe is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, he works with Medicaid leaders, health plans, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and other providers to develop payment and delivery system models to meet the health care needs of Medicaid beneficiaries. Greg’s efforts include advancing value-based payment arrangements for FQHCs, enhancing the ability of primary care providers to deliver specialty care to patients in their communities, and helping states implement payment and delivery system reforms through managed care. Greg has provided technical assistance for projects such as the Value-Based Payment Technical Support for Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program, the Project ECHO Medicaid Learning Collaborative, and California’s Alternative Payment Methodology Pilot.
Before joining CHCS in 2012, Greg 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.
Greg has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Juniata College.
While not at work, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, studying liberation theology, cycling, swimming, and running.