Bridgette Wiefling, M.D., Former Executive VP, Rochester, NY
I met Meryl Price when she supported the Fingerlakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) and Rochester General Hospital in Rochester New York. HPM played a key role in supporting our DSRIP application and subsequent grant applications for the Hospital. Meryl was involved in multiple DSRIP demonstrations both in New York and in Massachusetts; she understood the regulatory issues and the landscape.
Meryl brings many valuable characteristics as a team member on projects that support vulnerable populations. First, she is highly knowledgable about Medicaid, policy, program design. Second, HPM hits the ground running without support, whether the HPM team is working with clinicians, leadership or management. HPM brought a rare level of enthusiasm to all of the projects they worked on. The firm has a level of experience that allows Meryl and her team to provide senior level support from the outset of a wide variety of efforts. Finally, I know I can count on Meryl and HPM to deliver. The firm is highly reliable and always goes the extra mile.
RFP Consulting Firm: Chief Executive Officer
Meryl and HPM collaboration with our firm consulting on business development strategy, RFP design and writing on integration care management program design for individuals with multi-morbid chronic conditions, including Serious Mental Illness. HPM and our firm have collaboration to serve both local and nationally-based MManaged Care Organizations on business and proposal development efforts. The firms have successfully helped thteir clients win businessand go on to implement efective, best-practice integrated care management program designs.
Meryl is a brilliant strategist with in-depth knowledge of health care delivery systems. She offers creative solutions and innovative thinking to support clients in achieving their strategic and operational goals. HPM brings a unique combination of passion and expertise to every project and partnership.
Former Executive Director, CHRT, Ann Arbor, MI
Health Policy Matters has worked with us on major projects for the State of Michigan to review and recommend changes to the Medicaid Long Term Care services and supports programs. Meryl Price, President of HPM, has offered a depth and breadth of knowledge that has been invaluable in this engagement. HPM has provided significant insights about relevant FIDA demonstrations and MMP demonstrations nationally; facilitated key stakeholder information sessions; and provided strategic insights to help guide the project plan and deliverables for a series of major projects for the State. Meryl understands the complex financial and regulatory designs of Medicaid programs. As a result, HPM’s knowledge and work product have informed State leaders and our own working team to help significantly advance this work. Meryl has high standards of excellence and her work products have made an enormous contribution to the State.
Kip Piper, CEO, Washington D.C.
Pat Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Hartford CT
Connecticut policymakers requested the Connecticut Health Foundation engage an expert to assist them with a critical decision regarding the Medicaid Program. The foundation turned to Health Policy Matters (HPM) to facilitate and inform what might be most beneficial structure for Connecticut’s Medicaid Program, examining options from Fee for Service to Accountable Care Organizations. Ms. Price, President of HPM, efficiently and effectively developed the data including surveying other states and synthesized the evidence, but more importantly, facilitated a process in which stakeholders were heard, and there was clarity on the objectives of the project. Policymakers applauded the depth of analysis coupled with its accessibility. I share the above example as a concrete instance of the quality of Ms. Price’s consultative services. Ms. Price has the rare ability and knowledge to research the technical and translate it for those not immersed in the systems. More importantly, she brings the skills and finesse to drive strong processes of collaboration which drive results and buy-in.
Christine Macbeth, Chief Executive Officer, Pittsfield MA
Mike Nickey, Mass Health Executive Director, Worcester, MA
Health Policy Matters assisted Fallon in developing three successful ACO bids for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). Specifically, the HPM Team, which included Meryl Price and her team, assisted Fallon in ACO strategy, design, development and contract implementation. In particular, HPM helped Fallon and its’ ACO partners develop, document and finalize governance models, care management models and other key aspects of ACO development. The HPM team was involved in providing Fallon with technical assistance to further develop and implement its’ ACO. HPM also performed a broad range of work for Behavioral Health and Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) partners which serve MCO ACO enrollees. Based on Fallon’s experience with HPM, I consider the firm to be experts in Medicaid managed care, the Massachusetts’ ACO program including the Community Partner model. The firm is highly capable and exceptionally well suited to support Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Behavioral Health (BH) Partners, Long Term Services and Supports Community Partners (LTSS CPs) and CBOs.
David Waters, Chief Executive Officer, Boston MA
Health Policy Matters assisted Community Servings, a community-based provider of Medically Tailored Meals. Meryl Price enthusiastically played a leadership role in strategy, program development and contract negotiation and execution. HPM is skilled at bringing together MCOs and community-based organizations across sectors to deliver integrated social care services. Meryl negotiated a groundbreaking contract with a Medicare Advantage plan and over $3 million in contracts with Massachusetts ACOs, creating new cross-sector relationships that changed the way our CBO did business. This was groundbreaking.