Steven M. Perlin

Steven M. Perlin, MBA

Managing Principal

Chicago, IL

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Backed by 15 years of hospital association and seven years of national health care consulting experience, Steve Perlin has demonstrated expertise in health finance, policy development and legislative advocacy. His specialties include innovative financing and policy solutions that facilitate health care delivery system transformation and enhance access to care for Medicaid and other vulnerable populations.

Steve has extensive Medicaid reimbursement and financing experience including redesigning Medicaid inpatient and outpatient reimbursement systems and developing provider tax and intergovernmental financing structures.

Prior to joining HMA, Steve served as vice president of finance for the Illinois Hospital Association. Steve conceived and developed a plan for a $500 million intergovernmental transfer which funded an expansion of Medicaid payments and facilitated the elimination of the Illinois hospital tax. He contributed to the design, development and implementation of a resource based Medicaid outpatient reimbursement system, resulting in a gain of more than $100 million to Illinois hospitals. Steve spearheaded an initiative to exempt hospitals from the Medicaid provider tax, generating nearly $10 million in savings for member hospitals. He also championed a Medicaid DRG inpatient reimbursement system that increased hospital revenue by $250 million annually.

His breadth of work ranges from providing strategic guidance, developing financial models, crafting legislation to securing federal CMS approval of state plan amendments. Steve works with a broad range of clients from hospitals, health systems and hospital associations to local and state units of government, foundations and other not-for-profit organizations.

Steve received his MBA from The George Washington University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Steve serves on the board of Thresholds — a community behavioral health organization in Chicago — and is a passionate Wisconsin Badger fan.