Joe Moser has extensive healthcare experience at the state and federal level and a record of success in implementing large scale reforms.
His consulting work is focused on helping clients navigate state Medicaid programs; promoting solutions that improve the quality of care for members and value for taxpayers. He has particular expertise and interest in Medicaid managed care program policy and operations.
As Indiana’s Medicaid director from 2013-2017, Joe managed an $11 billion program budget covering 1.4 million Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. He was a key architect and member of then-Gov. Mike Pence’s core team that developed the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, an alternative Medicaid expansion program that is based on a consumer-driven health insurance model and has demonstrated better outcomes than traditional Medicaid. He also led reform efforts to rebalance institutional and community long-term care expenditures.
Additionally, Joe planned and implemented Indiana’s first aged, blind and disabled Medicaid managed care program, which served 100,000 members with special needs. He also served as Midwest regional representative on the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) board of directors and co-chaired the managed care workgroup.
Prior to joining Indiana Medicaid, Joe was director of government affairs and interim executive director at Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), a leading national trade association for Medicaid managed care organizations. In this role, he coordinated Medicaid health plans’ response to legislative and regulatory proposals, and led efforts to advance an aggressive policy agenda on behalf of the industry. He played a key role in successfully lobbying Congress for passage of Medicaid prescription drug rebate equalization legislation, the top legislative priority of the Medicaid managed care industry. He also worked with Medicaid stakeholders, including doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes to build consensus around improving Medicaid’s financial sustainability, and chaired the Partnership for Medicaid, a national coalition of provider groups organized with the purpose of advocating to Congress and the Administration that they strengthen and improve the program.
Joe began his career in government relations and healthcare as legislative director for U.S. Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee, where he worked on Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP, Indian Health Service, and public health issues. Joe led efforts in the House of Representatives that established a Medicaid Commission as part of the 2006 budget process and worked on legislation, including the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.
Joe earned his Master of Arts in political science from Miami University and his bachelor’s degree in biology from Marian University.
A lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, Joe enjoys golf, horse racing, and spending time with his wife, Barbara, daughter, Gwen, and son, Lucas.