Aaron Tripp, MSW
Working across all areas of government and in varied agencies, Aaron Tripp has focused his career on making communities better places to grow older. He is a social scientist who has partnered with private organizations, government agencies, and policymakers to improve programs and policies as well as focusing on Medicaid, Medicare, and programs designed for the aging.
Before joining HMA, he served in leadership positions with LeadingAge, which represents non-profit organizations focused on serving aging Americans. His work there included providing strategic leadership for payment policy, long-term services and supports (LTSS), aging services and emerging models of healthcare service delivery. Most recently, his work has focused on Medicare post-acute care payment reforms, their impact on healthcare providers, and related effects for state Medicaid programs.
An adept policy analyst, Aaron has provided program evaluation, data analysis and policy support for Medicaid and other publicly funded programs in multiple states as well as coordinated evaluations, prepared LTSS reports and coordinated evaluations for programs and partners.
He has worked to address challenges related to the porous boundaries between federal and state health policy, places where Medicare and Medicaid policy created unintended issues. Additionally, he works to address the continuum challenges and opportunities across post-acute, long-term care, and end-of-life service delivery and payment policy.
Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science in health sciences from Utica College, a Master of Social Work in community organizing, planning, policy and administration from Syracuse University and is a PhD candidate in public policy, evaluation and analytical methods at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has written and contributed to various reports, articles and publications on aging, long-term care and associated costs and coverage.