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.
Christine Hughes is a senior consultant with Bailit. During her time with the firm she has performed market assessments regarding Medicaid managed care, contracting practices for long-term care, the use of financial incentives for quality, and use of the Chronic Care Model and Patient-Centered Medical Home. Christine has also assisted with the development of reimbursement methodologies and has assessed the cost-effectiveness of alternative Medicaid cost-management strategies.
Prior to joining Bailit, Christine held multiple positions in health care, including work as Director of Network Management and Contracting for Health Care Plan in Buffalo, as a network contractor for Partners Community Health Care in Boston, and as Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Medicaid HMO Program.
Christine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wells College in Aurora, New York and a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University.
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