Meredith Hughes

Consultant

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Education

University of Pittsburgh, J.D., Law
University of Pittsburgh, MPH, Public Health
American University, BA, Political Science and Philosophy

Current Responsibility

Meredith Hughes has demonstrated leadership in a variety of public health, operations, policy and program planning roles within the healthcare industry enabling her to gain a unique insight into both the public policy and business aspects of complex healthcare issues. She has a great deal of experience in Medicaid and managed care including community and stakeholder outreach, legal and regulatory research, and policy analysis.

Experience

As a Senior Policy Analyst for the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute, Meredith conducted research for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and provided advice to key state decision-makers on transitioning to managed long-term services and supports (LTSS), home and community based services, dual eligibles, the use of waiver authorities, innovative state approaches to Medicaid program design, intellectual and developmental disabilities, access to care, cost-effectiveness, data transparency, and medical homes. She also identified and analyzed state legal and regulatory approaches to family caregiver support and co-authored a report for the Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy on family caregiver laws.

While working as a Regulatory Consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Ms. Hughes completed a regulatory analysis of the new Medicaid managed care final rule and the CHC draft contractual agreement. She also supported program planning and decision making related to program implementation, Medicaid payment policy, and benefit design. As a Policy Analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Ms. Hughes co-authored a series of reports on health care spending growth and cost containment and advised the BPC Governors’ Council on Medicaid policy issues.