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    Anne Gauthier

    Anne Gauthier, MS

    Anne Gauthier is a senior program director at the National Academy for State Health Policy, where she develops and manages a portfolio of projects on state roles in health reform and state efforts to improve health system performance. Anne serves as the project director for the HSRA State Health Access Program policy assistance contract, which assists 13 states expanding coverage to new populations, improving enrollment and retention, and effecting delivery and payment reform,  She is also the project director for the State Health Exchange Leadership Network, a peer-to-peer learning community for state officials working on health benefits exchange development, sponsored by a grant through the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the project director for the Commonwealth Fund project, Advancing State Health Performance:  New State Roles, which includes studies of payment reform innovations, state roles in strengthening primary and chronic care, and accountable care organizations, with an emphasis on public and private collaboration.

    Prior to joining NASHP in 2009, Anne was assistant vice president of The Commonwealth Fund and deputy director of the Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System.  She also directed the Fund’s State Innovations which aims to improve state and national health system performance by supporting, stimulating, and spreading integrated, state-level strategies for expanding access to care and promoting high-quality, efficient care.  Prior to joining the Fund in May 2005, she was vice president of Academy Health where she served as: program director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization initiative, a program that bridges the health policy and health services research communities through grant-making, convening, and the distribution of useable and timely information; senior advisor for the Foundation's State Coverage Initiative, which works with states to plan, execute and maintain insurance expansions; and a co-project director for a Fund project on administrative simplification in health care. Before joining Academy Health in 1989, she was senior researcher for the National Leadership Commission on Health Care, a private commission charged with developing a system-wide public/private strategy to control rising costs, improve the quality, appropriateness, and efficiency of care, and ensure universal access to a basic level of services. She held a position in the congressional Office of Technology Assessment from 1980 to 1986. Anne holds an AB in molecular biology from Princeton University and a MS in health administration from the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health.


    Exchanges and Medicaid: Key Issues for Implementing the ACA

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVIII: May 24, 2011

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