Team

Bailit Health staff is comprised of a close–working team of senior consultants. Multiple team members are involved on most projects. The team is complemented, on an as-needed basis, by a cadre of specialty subject matter experts with whom we have worked for years.


Beth Waldman, J.D, M.P.H.
Senior Consultant

Beth Waldman joined Bailit Health Purchasing in January 2007 after over twelve years of service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Beth's expertise is in health care policy, program development and implementation, specializing in Medicaid and SCHIP programs and coverage for the uninsured. Since joining Bailit, Beth has been actively involved in efforts across the country to improve access and delivery of health care to low–income individuals while working to make coverage more affordable and assist payers in efforts to expand value–based purchasing.

Beth's work includes assisting states and other stakeholders in delivery system and payment reform design, including ACO development; care management and health home program design; behavioral health reform, including integration, opiate prevention and treatment; design and implementation of Medicaid and other public program expansions; quality measurement; managed care procurements; and long term services and supports strategy and integration.

Immediately prior to joining Bailit, Beth served as the Commonwealth's Medicaid Director. As Medicaid Director, Beth was responsible for the administration of all aspects of the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth. Beth played a key role in the development and implementation of the Commonwealth's historic Health Reform Law. Beth negotiated the federal waiver, oversaw the implementation of several MassHealth population and service expansions, and served as a member of the Board of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority. Prior to becoming Medicaid Director in September 2003, Beth spent nine years in various roles at the Division of Medical Assistance. In her various roles, Beth gained expertise in all aspects of the state's Medicaid program – including eligibility, provider rate payments, managed care contracting, and long–term care services.

Beth is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY. She holds a law degree from Boston College Law School and a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Selected Publications

Dyer MB, Waldman B. "Value–based Purchasing for Managed Care Procurements: A Toolkit for State Medicaid Agencies", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 18, 2017.

Burns M, Waldman B, Taylor E. "The Role of State Medicaid Programs in Improving the Value of the Health Care System", National Association of Medicaid Directors, March 24, 2016.

Bailit MH, Waldman B. "Safety–Net Provider ACOs: Considerations for State Medicaid Purchasers", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, January 27, 2016.

Bailit MH, Waldman B. "Provider Network Development and Management and Delivery System Transformation in State Medicaid Programs – Medicaid Health Care Purchasing Compendium", National Governors Association, January 12, 2016.

Waldman B, Dyer MB, Waldinger J. "Implementing State Payment Reform Strategies at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, December 15, 2015.

Bailit MH, Waldman B. "A Study of Safety–Net Providers Functioning as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)", Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), July 28, 2015.

Bailit MH, Houy M, Waldman B. "Three Emerging Challenges for Sustained Payment and Delivery System Reform", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 11, 2015.

Hogan B, Bazinsky K, Waldman B. "Approaches to the Integration of Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 17, 2014.

Waldman B, Bailit MH. "Considerations for State Development of Performance Measure Sets", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 17, 2014.

Waldman B, Bailit MH. "Provider Network Development and Management and Delivery System Transformation in State Medicaid Programs", NGA Medicaid Health Care Purchasing Compendium, September 2013.

Lischko A, Waldman B. "Understanding State Resistance to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Is It Really Just Politics As Usual?", Journal of Health & Biomedical Law, June 2013.

Waldman B, Seifert R, Nordahl K. "Stabilizing MassHealth Funding: Options to Break the Recurring Cycle of Expansion and Contraction", The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, February 2012.

Waldman B. "The ACA's Impact on Medicaid: Changes and Opportunities for MassHealth", The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, July 2011.

Waldman B, Bailit MH "Monitoring Medi–Cal: Recommendations for Measuring the Performance of California´s Medicaid Program", California HealthCare Foundation, January 2011.

Waldman B. "Massachusetts Health Care Reform", Health and Human Rights Journal, April 2010.

Waldman B. "Covering Children and their Parents – The Massachusetts Model and Implications for National Health Reform", First Focus, December 2009.

Waldman B. "The State Children´s Health Insurance Program in Massachusetts: Achievements, Challenges and Implications for Health Reform", Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, April 2007.

Consultants

Michael Bailit
President

Aron Boros
Senior Consultant

Megan Burns
Senior Consultant

Mary Beth Dyer
Senior Consultant

Christine Hughes
Senior Consultant

Deepti Kanneganti
Consultant

Amy Lischko
Senior Consultant

Ellie Shea Delaney
Senior Consultant

Erin Taylor
Senior Consultant

Margaret Trinity
Senior Consultant

Beth Waldman
Senior Consultant