Lida Momeni, MPH, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she serves as the project lead for CHCS’ Medicare Academy, a Medicare capacity-building project for state Medicaid agencies advancing Medicare-Medicaid integration. She supports additional initiatives related to integrating care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, including supporting state technical assistance needs through the Integrated Care Resource Center and contributing to the work of California’s Office of Medicare Innovation and Integration.

Prior to joining CHCS, Lida served as a policy specialist at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). In this role, she maintained and improved policies for non-emergency medical transportation, ambulance, vision, and chiropractic services. She conducted in-depth research and evaluated all statewide policy, methodology, and reimbursement changes related to these programs to achieve greater efficiency and access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries. In previous roles at MDHHS, Lida managed and monitored Medicare-Medicaid plans in Michigan’s Financial Alignment Model Demonstration in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She assisted with development and implementation of the program helping to align Medicare and Medicaid program incentives, improve access to and coordination of care, and better integrate behavioral health care for Medicaid beneficiaries.

She also managed and led the implementation of a new payment methodology for prescriptions dispensed by Tribal Health Center and Tribal Federally Qualified Health Center pharmacies, which increased Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to pharmacy services.

Lida holds a master’s degree in public health and bachelor’s degree in physiology with a minor in psychology, both from Michigan State University.

In her free time, Lida enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with family, and reading.