Sarah Barth, JD
New York, NY
Sarah Barth is a health policy leader with experience spearheading Medicare-Medicaid integration and Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (LTSS) initiatives.
Her policy experience includes extensive work partnering with health plans, states, federal commissions, and philanthropic foundations to lead efforts around state and federal policy requirements, program trends, and market strategy for integrated Medicare-Medicaid managed care models and Medicaid managed LTSS programs.
In addition to policy experience, her operational expertise includes state and federal program oversight, care coordination, developing communication plans, and facilitating engagement with Medicare-Medicaid stakeholders including states, consumers, clinical and LTSS providers, and community-based organizations.
Prior to joining HMA, Sarah was the director of integrated care and LTSS at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). While at CHCS she served as the project director for Promoting Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles (PRIDE), a consortium of high-performing healthcare organizations identifying and testing innovative strategies to enhance and integrate care for high-cost, high-need populations. She also led Implementing the Roadmaps: Innovations in LTSS, a project providing technical assistance to 10 states transforming LTSS systems to managed care delivery and promoting community-based living. She lent her expertise to other CHCS focus areas including social impact financing, payment and delivery reform, and leadership development.
Sarah has more than 16 years of state regulatory experience including work with Massachusetts Medicaid, where she developed legislative and media strategies, oversaw large interagency projects, including implementation of Medicare Part D, and contributed to state healthcare reform initiatives. She served as bureau chief for LTSS at the New Mexico Medical Assistance Division where she created and led implementation of the state’s mandatory Medicaid managed LTSS program which included coverage for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible individuals.
Sarah has published extensively on Medicare-Medicaid integration and Medicaid managed LTSS initiatives. She is also a veteran facilitator of diverse stakeholders with divergent views, helping them reach consensus on complex topics.
She has a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.