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Josh LaRosa

Innovation Strategist, Enterprise Integration and Innovation, Optum

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Josh LaRosa, M.P.P., is an innovation strategist for Enterprise Integration and Innovation at Optum, joining in March 2023. Previously, he was a vice president at Impact Health Policy Partners (formerly Wynne Health Group). The majority of his experience in the federal consulting space has been with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and he in particular has worked heavily with the agency’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). With CMMI, LaRosa worked to implement, monitor, and spread learning garnered from the center’s high-profile demonstration projects, most recently including the national primary care redesign effort, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). LaRosa holds an M.P.P. from the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, where he had the opportunity to work with a D.C.-based nonprofit and explore policy options for addressing the behavioral health needs of military and veteran families. He also completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law.