Ms. McGinnis is the vice president of programs at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she helps guide CHCS’ program development and leads a team executing initiatives to transform how care is paid for and delivered to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care received by Medicaid beneficiaries. Within this portfolio, Ms. McGinnis oversees a wide range of projects working directly with state Medicaid agencies, health plans, and providers to advance value-based payment models. Her team leads the organization’s technical assistance to 38 states awarded the CMMI State Innovation Models grants. She also directs CHCS’ multi-pronged efforts to advance accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Medicaid programs, including the Medicaid ACO Learning Collaborative, funded by The Commonwealth Fund. Additional projects in her portfolio include: (1) initiatives to promote greater linkages between population health and payment reform, including Medicaid participation in CDC’s 6/18 Initiative; (2) technical assistance and tools that promote value-based purchasing in Medicaid, including the New York State DSRIP Learning Network; and (3) efforts to address the 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 of arts in political science and economics from Kenyon College.