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.


Christine Hughes, M.P.H.
Senior Consultant

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.


Selected Publications

Bailit MH, Hughes C, Burns ME, Freedman DH. "Shared-Savings Payment Arrangements in Health Care", The Commonwealth Fund, August 2012.

Bailit MH, Hughes C. "Key Design Elements of Shared-Savings Payment Arrangements", Published by The Commonwealth Fund, August 2011.

Bailit MH, Hughes C. "Physician Payment Reform in the National Business Coalition on Health Value-based Purchasing Guide", National Business Coalition on Health, January 2011.

Bailit MH, Hughes C. "Pay-for-Performance in the Medi-Cal Managed Care and Healthy Families Programs: Findings and Recommendations" California HealthCare Foundation, August 2009.

Bailit MH, Hughes C. "The Purchaser Guide to the Patient-centered Medical Home." Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, July 2008.

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