Director, Integrated Care

Michelle Herman Soper, MHS, is director of integrated care at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). She plays an integral role in CHCS’ work with state and federal agencies to improve care delivery and financing for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, as well as those in need of long-term services and supports. Ms. Soper directs CHCS’ efforts in the following initiatives: Integrated Care Resource Center; Promoting Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles; Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment; and Advancing Value in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports.

Prior to CHCS, Ms. Soper served as special assistant to the executive director and the acting director of communications for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). Previously, she served as special projects coordinator for the Office of Chronic and Long-Term Care within the District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance, where she led projects to improve the delivery of long-term care and care for chronic conditions. She also held posts at Avalere Health and the National Conference of State Legislatures. She has considerable experience working with government, nonprofit, and private sector stakeholders on Medicaid finance, delivery, managed care, and other related federal and state health policy issues.

Ms. Soper has a master’s degree in health science from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tufts University.