Professional Services (Contract)
Specialties: Strategic Business Alliances Focused on People Living with Disabilities; Consumer/Provider Engagement; Disability and Cultural Competency; Population Health Management; Feasibility Studies for Claims Analysis and Stakeholder Collaboration
Home Base: Denver, CO
Gary has over 30 years experience performing public and private sector strategic planning, policy work, and change management with a focus on state Medicaid Long-Term Service and Support (LTSS) systems. He has contributed to hundreds of engagements with acute, chronic care management, managed care, and LTSS providers across 42 states. These engagements include market research, procurement, and start-up business support for Anthem/Amerigroup, AmeriHealth Caritas, PacifiCare, Colorado Medicaid, Population Health Alliance, CBO trade groups, and many others.
Gary has provided advocacy, thought leadership, and creative problem-solving services for some of the most prominent CBOs in the country, including Liberty Resources (Pennsylvania) and The Independence Center (Colorado). He is responsible for having secured grant funding for start-up pilot projects and for forming the first Medicaid stakeholder advisory group that was developing state-level quality surveys for consumers, PCPs, and LTSS providers.
For CMS, Gary served as industry-domain expert for development of solicitation documents and technical evaluation guidelines for vendors bidding on the Chronic Care Improvement Demonstration Project (Medicare Health Support). Gary has also helped guide Colorado and other states in developing disease management and care coordination programs with some of the industry’s leading vendors.
Gary has served as a member of the Colorado Governor’s Council on TeleHealth, Healthcare Reform Task Force, and as Interim Coordinator of the Colorado Blue Ribbon Health Care Reform Commission. He has served as co-chair of The Population Health Alliance-Technology Committee, is co-author of “Managing Health Care Demand” (a 500-page text by Aspen Publications), and is a visiting instructor at the University of Denver’s Healthcare Services program.
Gary is known for his intellectual curiosity and passion for serving vulnerable populations. He is a visionary thinker with an exceptional talent for identifying and driving industry trends. He will apply his unique combination of domain expertise and exceptional strategic thinking to ensure you remain customer-focused and competitive in your approach to serving individuals with complex needs.
Find out more about Gary at LinkedIn.com.