Associate Director, Payment Reform
Rachael Matulis, MPH, is associate director of payment reform at CHCS. In this role, she oversees projects related to design, implementation, and evaluation of payment reform initiatives focused on primary care and behavioral health. Ms. Matulis leads 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 aimed at better meeting the needs of underserved populations. She also leads CHCS’ work on A Qualitative Assessment of MassHealth’s Transition to Accountable Care Organizations, a project funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts. In addition, Ms. Matulis works on a number of other state and federal projects aimed at advancing value-based payment models (VBP), including the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program for Value-Based Payment and Financial Simulation.
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 conducted health policy research 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