Natasha Reese-McLaughlin

Natasha Reese-McLaughlin

Senior Researcher
Pronouns she/her

Natasha Reese-McLaughlin specializes in monitoring and technical assistance projects focused on Medicaid policy, implementation, and operations. Her expertise includes managed care, delivery system reform, and program evaluation for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Since joining Mathematica in 2018, Reese-McLaughlin has provided technical assistance and analytic support to a range of federal and state clients. Currently, she leads a managed care quality task supporting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ review and analysis of managed care monitoring and oversight tools, including External Quality Review technical reports, state quality strategies, and state directed payment proposals. In this role, she oversees a robust program related to managed care quality compliance, feedback, technical assistance, and analytics, with a focus on using managed care tools to improve quality. Reese-McLaughlin has also worked with several states to assess and promote quality and efficiency using risk-adjusted cost and outcome measures. She currently leads the development of a framework for monitoring access to managed care in California, and previously, she supported Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission and Pennsylvania’s Rural Health Model.

Before joining Mathematica, Reese-McLaughlin was the senior research manager at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, for which she helped develop the agency’s research agenda and supervised its all-payer claims database analytic team. She holds an M.P.P. from the University of Virginia.

  • Policy and program evaluation and implementation
  • Medicaid managed care
  • Measurement for program monitoring
  • Quality improvement
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Payment Reform
  • Quality Improvement

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