Senior Program Officer
Rachael Matulis, MPH, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), where she primarily works on state payment and delivery system reform initiatives. 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 to improve health care quality for low-income populations. Ms. Matulis also works on various projects aimed at advancing or evaluating value-based payment (VBP) models, including: (1) Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program for VBP and Financial Simulation; (2) a Qualitative Assessment of MassHealth’s Transition to Accountable Care Organizations, a project supported by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc.; and (3) other work addressing VBP for behavioral health.
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 VBP contracts. Previously, she planned and conducted health policy research and analysis for U.S. congress as a senior 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 the University of Florida.
ReportBehavioral Health Provider Participation in Medicaid Value-Based Payment Models: An Environmental Scan and Policy Considerations September 2019
ToolkitAdvancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care: A Toolkit for States August 2019
BriefThe History, Evolution, and Future of Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations February 2018
Technical Assistance BriefMedicaid Accountable Care Organization Shared Savings Programs: Options for Maximizing Provider Participation and Program Sustainability July 2017
BriefMoving Toward Value-Based Payment for Medicaid Behavioral Health Services June 2017