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.

Mary Beth Dyer, M.P.P.
Senior Consultant

Mary Beth has over 25 years of experience in health care policy and management. She possesses specialty expertise in Medicaid managed care as well as performance incentive systems and value–based purchasing approaches. She has extensive experience in health care policy at the state, federal, and hospital levels.

Mary Beth has worked with multiple Bailit Health clients related to value–based purchasing approaches in Medicaid managed care, including MCO procurements, evaluations, contract development and MCO contract management. Her past state experience includes directing the Massachusetts Medicaid MCO program for four years.

Since 2013, Mary Beth has collaborated with Princeton University staff to manage the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation´s State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) program. As part of this SHVS work, Mary Beth provides and coordinates technical assistance to state agencies on a variety of health and value topics such as population health, payment reform, and hospital performance measures.

With support from the Commonwealth Fund, Mary Beth co-authored a recent article in HFM, "Implementing Value–Based Physician Compensation: Advice from Early Adopters" and presented the findings via webinars.

Mary Beth´s hospital experience includes working as Director of Public Policy at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Her health policy experience includes working on Medicaid, Medicare and health reform issues in the U.S. Senate, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Project HOPE.

She received a Bachelor´s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she specialized in health policy.

Selected Publications

Waldman B, Bailit MH, Dyer MB. "State Medicaid Approaches for Defining and Tracking Managed Care Organizations Implementation of Alternative Payment Models", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, February 6, 2018.

Bailit MH, Burns M, Dyer MB. "Value–Based Innovation by State Public Employee Health Benefits Programs", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, November 28, 2017.

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

Taylor E, Dyer MB, Bailit MH. "State Strategies: Value–Based Payment for Medicaid Populations with Complex Care Needs", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 29, 2017.

Trinity M, Dyer MB, Bailit MH. "Integrating Health Care and Social Services: Moving from Concept to Practice", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, December 5, 2016.

Taylor E, Bailit MH, Dyer MB, Hacker K. "Integrating Public Health and Health Care: Getting Beyond the Theory – State Health Reform Assistance Network", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 22, 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, Burns M, Dyer MB. "Implementing Value–Based Physician Compensation: Advice from Early Adopters", Healthcare Financial Management, July 1, 2015.

Burns M, Dyer MB, Bailit MH. "Reducing Overuse and Misuse: State Strategies to Improve Quality and Cost of Health Care", Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, January 2014.

Llanos K, Rothstein J, Dyer MB, Bailit MH. " Physician Pay–for–Performance in Medicaid: A Guide for States" Center for Health Care Strategies, Lawrenceville, NJ, April 2007.

Hurley R, McCue M, Dyer MB, Bailit MH. "Understanding the Influence of Publicly Traded Health Plans on Medicaid Managed Care" Center for Health Care Strategies, Lawrenceville, NJ, November 2006.

Bailit Health Purchasing (Bailit MH, Dyer MB, Joseph MS) "Incentives and Rewards Best Practices Primer: Lessons Learned From Early Pilots" The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC, July 2006.

Bailit MH, Dyer MB. "Putting Quality to Work: Rewarding Plan Performance in Medi-Cal Managed Care." California HealthCare Foundation, Oakland, CA, May 2006.

Bailit MH, Dyer MB. "Beyond Bankable Dollars: Establishing a Business Case for Improving Health Care." Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY, September 2004.

Bailit Health Purchasing (Dyer MB, Bailit MH). "Ensuring Quality Health Plans: A Purchaser´s Toolkit for Using Incentives." National Health Care Purchasing Institute, Washington, DC, May 2002.


Michael Bailit

Áron Boros
Senior Consultant

Megan Burns
Senior Consultant

Mary Beth Dyer
Senior Consultant

Christine Hughes
Senior Consultant

Deepti Kanneganti

Amy Lischko
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Ellie Shea-Delaney
Senior Consultant

Erin Taylor
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Margaret Trinity
Senior Consultant

Beth Waldman
Senior Consultant