Tricia McGinnis, M.P.P., M.P.H., vice president and director of delivery system reform at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), works on initiatives that reform the financing of health systems to both improve the quality of care and reduce the disparities in care received by Medicaid beneficiaries. Ms. McGinnis is leading the organization's work on Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations and Leveraging the Medicaid Primary Care Rate Increase, an initiative designed to help Medicaid agencies and health plans from the six states and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the implementation of the Medicaid primary care rate increase mandated under health care reform. She is a member of the CHCS team providing technical support to the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care throughout 16 communities across the U.S., and the Medicaid and CHIPRA Value-Based Purchasing Learning Collaborative.
Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. McGinnis managed the provider performance measurement, improvement, and transparency program as a senior program manager at Blue Shield of California. She also worked in research capacities at the Institute of Business and Economic Research and Health Research for Action.
Ms. McGinnis holds a master's degree in public policy and a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She received a bachelor of arts in political science and economics from Kenyon College.