Senior Program Officer

Rachael Matulis, MPH, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she helps lead CHCS’ work on the Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care initiative. This project, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, helps states design and implement primary care innovations through Medicaid managed care organizations that help to better serve the unique needs of vulnerable populations. Ms. Matulis also works on various projects aimed at advancing accountable care organizations (ACOs) and value-based payment models, including: (1) Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) for Value-Based Payment and Financial Simulation; and (2) the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative.

Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. Matulis managed the development of evaluation and outcomes reports for Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, and assisted with the development of value-based purchasing contracts. Previously, she worked on Medicare payment policy issues as a senior health care analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She also served as an AmeriCorps member at Soundview Community Health Center in the Bronx, where she assisted with projects aimed at reducing disparities in care.

Ms. Matulis holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health. She received a bachelor’s degree in health science education from University of Florida.