In recognition of her leadership and the growth of the company’s Medicaid practice, Mathematica recently named Carey Appold vice president, federal Medicaid. In this role, Appold will continue to lead Mathematica’s largest client area, the Center for Medicaid & CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Services (CMCS) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She will also continue to direct Mathematica’s federal Medicaid practice and ensure successful client delivery and execution of projects for CMCS and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Committee.
“As vice president, Carey will use her nearly two decades of experience working in Medicaid as the program has evolved to continue to lead strategy for current and emerging issues for CMCS and other clients,” said Jonathan Morse, senior vice president, managing director of Mathematica’s health consulting practice. “Her demonstrated leadership of our subject matter experts to develop and refine strategy and business development for Mathematica at CMCS, as well as her record of understanding client needs, corporate offerings, and market direction, will help us improve the health and well-being of our most vulnerable populations.”
Appold came to Mathematica in 2014 from CMS, where she led policy development, program design, implementation, and start-up for community-based long-term care initiatives, including the $400 million Ticket to Work program and Money Follows the Person, a $1.75 billion de-institutionalization initiative. In addition, she directed efforts to reform and structure Medicaid data to improve CMS’s capacity to manage Medicaid and CHIP. Most recently, Appold served as a technical expert on the Basic Health Program and as a long-term services and supports subject matter expert for CMS. Her work included developing regulations for eligibility, administration, and benefit design, and collaborating with states and stakeholders on design and implementation features. She holds an M.P.H. in health policy and management from Emory University.