Amy Lutzky

Amy Lutzky

Senior Fellow
Name Pronunciation L-UH-tzky
Pronouns she/her

Amy Lutzky has dedicated her career to advancing the health and well-being of children and families with low income. She has nearly two decades of experience administering, analyzing, and evaluating Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and more than a decade of experience setting and implementing national health policy at the federal level.

Lutzky serves as a senior advisor and monitoring lead on a project supporting the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services’ (CMCS) work with states during the post-pandemic unwinding of Medicaid continuous enrollment. Her work on this project focuses on leading the development and implementation of a monitoring strategy and creating advanced analytic tools that support analysis, evaluation, and program operations. Lutzky is also a senior advisor on a project providing technical assistance and analytic support to states and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the collection, reporting, and use of the core sets of health care quality measures for children and adults enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.

Before joining Mathematica, Lutzky served in CMCS as the deputy director of the Children and Adults Health Programs Group, which is responsible for CHIP, the Basic Health Program, and eligibility, enrollment, tribal affairs, and quality of care for individuals served by Medicaid. During her time at CMS, Lutzky also directed CHIP, led national Medicaid and CHIP outreach and enrollment initiatives, and supervised and monitored more than $100 million portfolio of grants and contracts. Before joining CMS, she worked at The Urban Institute and The Lewin Group, where she conducted research and published numerous papers on Medicaid and CHIP policy, coverage, and program operations.

Lutzky has focused on children’s health and well-being throughout her career, starting with research opportunities evaluating the early implementation of CHIP, leading the CMCS Division responsible for CHIP, and overseeing the Connecting Kids to Coverage grants and national outreach campaign. She holds a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in health policy and administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

  • Medicaid and CHIP policy and operations
  • Medicaid and CHIP data analytics
  • Qualitative research
  • Quality of care in Medicaid and CHIP
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • State Health Policy

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