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Tina Edlund has a long and distinguished career in both health policy and administration of government health programs. Her career spans positions serving three Oregon governors, academia, and the private sector.
She draws on that experience when consulting with clients on the development of Medicaid innovations that support health system transformation for a variety of clients across the country. Since joining HMA in June of 2015, Tina has participated in Medicaid delivery system redesign efforts in North Carolina, Arkansas, and Washington, among others.
As chief of policy for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Tina was responsible for policy development and implementation for OHA during a time that included creation and implementation of Oregon’s Healthy Kids program, major improvements in the Medicaid delivery system, creation of Oregon’s innovative coordinated care model, and preparation for implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Tina was instrumental in Oregon’s recent efforts to transform its healthcare delivery system. In 2012, she led the team that negotiated the terms and conditions for Oregon’s 1115(a) Waiver amendment and renewal process, which paved the way for transforming Oregon’s Medicaid healthcare delivery system to one based on a model of coordinated care. Between 2012 and 2017, Oregon’s new system of coordinated care in Medicaid not only achieved better outcomes but also saved the federal and state government over $1.7 billion.
Tina earned her master’s degree in urban affairs from Portland State University and her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Oregon.