Senior Vice President

Tricia McGinnis, MPP, MPH, is senior vice president at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she oversees CHCS’ broad delivery system and payment reform portfolio, and directs the organization’s far-reaching communications efforts and unique Medicaid leadership and capacity-building programs.

Ms. McGinnis leads a wide range of projects working directly with state Medicaid agencies, health plans, and providers to advance value-based payment models, including: (1) CHCS’ multi-pronged efforts to advance accountable care organizations (ACOs); (2) technical assistance to states awarded the CMMI State Innovation Models (SIM) grants; and (3) the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services’ Innovation Accelerator Program to promote adoption of advanced payment models within Medicaid. In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ms. McGinnis leads a team working with state Medicaid agencies, public health departments, and commercial health plans to implement the 6/18 Initiative. She also oversees several projects focused on developing innovative Medicaid payment models designed to reduce and eliminate disparities in health and health care and address social determinants of health.

Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. McGinnis managed the provider performance measurement, improvement, and transparency program as a senior program manager at Blue Shield of California.

Ms. McGinnis holds master’s degrees in public policy and public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Kenyon College.