Sarah Barth, JD
New York, NY
Sarah Barth, JD, is a Medicaid health policy leader with extensive experience leading Medicare-Medicaid integration initiatives.
She has worked closely with state and federal governments, health plans, beneficiaries and providers to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of publicly-financed health care. Sarah has successfully managed large projects and diverse groups of health care and social policy stakeholders to reach consensus on complex issues.
Prior to joining HMA, Sarah served as the director of integrated health and long-term services at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she primarily worked on CHCS’ initiatives to help state, federal, and health plan partners advance integrated models of care for managed long-term service and supports systems and individuals who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.
She was the project director for Promoting Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles (PRIDE), a consortium of high-performing health care 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 Long-Term Supports and Services, a project providing technical assistance to 10 states transforming LTSS systems to managed care delivery and promoting community-based living. Sarah additionally worked on CHCS efforts regarding social impact financing, payment and delivery reform, and Medicaid leadership development.
As a consultant, Sarah worked closely with several state Medicaid programs; nonprofit foundations; and managed health care organizations. She also has more than 18 years of experience in Medicaid administration, working for both New Mexico and Massachusetts.
In New Mexico, Sarah oversaw long-term services programs, managing all aspects of the design, waiver submissions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and implementation of the Coordination of Long-Term Services program. She worked at the Massachusetts Medical Assistance Division for 12 years on the state’s Medicaid program, briefly serving as the legislative director for Health and Human Services for the Massachusetts Governor’s Office. At Massachusetts Medicaid, she developed legislative and media strategies, oversaw large interagency projects, and contributed to state health care reform initiatives.
Sarah has a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
She enjoys hiking and traveling with her family, as well as cooking, jewelry design and photography.