Andrew Schalk is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in Medicaid programs and hospital reimbursement policy.
As the state administrative manager in the Hospital Reimbursement and Special Financing Section within the Actuarial Division at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Andrew oversaw a team that ensured accurate calculation and management of special financing programs that represented billions of dollars in annual provider payments. These critical programs, such as Hospital Rate Adjustment (HRA), Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH), and Specialty Network Access Fee (SNAF), play a vital role in supporting healthcare providers across the state. His expertise in developing and implementing hospital reimbursement policies was instrumental in securing federal approval and compliance with regulations.
Previously, as a departmental analyst in the Analytics and Long-Term Care Finance Section, Andrew took the lead on multiple projects involving long-term care special financing. He calculated annual provider rates for essential programs like the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the MI Care Team program. He also played a pivotal role in analyzing financial impacts and collaborating with various divisions to implement changes that enhanced Medicaid services for beneficiaries.
Beyond his Medicaid financial work, Andrew has served as a mathematics adjunct instructor at Lansing Community College and taught various levels of college mathematics while pursuing his master’s degree at Central Michigan University.
Andrew has a Master of Arts in mathematics from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics education from Ferris State University.