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Healthcare
5 Years Ranked

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Provided by Deborah Bachrach

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Manatt Health Partner Deborah Bachrach uses her significant experience with both public- and private-sector health policy and financing to help states, providers, insurers and foundations analyze and implement the Affordable Care Act. She also counsels clients on Medicaid coverage, payment policies, delivery systems and other health care reforms.

A leading Medicaid and health care expert, Deborah brings her wealth of experience working in health coverage and policy to her client engagements. She has held senior health care roles on both the state and national levels, making her an invaluable resource to Manatt Health’s consulting clients. She served as New York’s Medicaid director and deputy commissioner of health, where she managed coverage, care and payment policies for more than four million children and adults enrolled in the state’s Medicaid and Child Health Insurance programs. She also led reforms to streamline Medicaid’s eligibility and enrollment process and implement value-based purchasing strategies. In addition, she has served as New York State Chief Assistant Attorney General and as chief of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau.

Professional Memberships

Admitted to practice in the state of New York

Member, Board of Directors, Families USA

Publications

Co-author, “Finishing the Job of Medicaid Expansion,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program, January 28, 2021.

Co-author, “Implementing Pharmacist Contraceptive Prescribing: A Playbook for States and Stakeholders,” Arnold Ventures, January 25, 2021.

Co-author, “Transforming Primary Healthcare for Women—Part 1: A Framework for Addressing Gaps and Barriers,” The Commonwealth Fund, July 16, 2020.

Co-author, “Transforming Primary Healthcare for Women—Part 2: The Path Forward,” The Commonwealth Fund, July 16, 2020.

Co-author, “Extending VBP Models Into Medicaid Drug Purchasing: Challenges And Opportunities,” Health Affairs, May 2019.

Co-author, “Enhancing Access to Family Planning Services in Medicaid: A Toolkit for States,” Arnold Ventures, May 22, 2019.

Author, “Work Requirements Litigation,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program, April 5, 2019.

Co-author, “Medicaid Briefing Series: Priority Issues for State Policymakers,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 2019.

Co-author, “Monitoring and Evaluating Work and Community Engagement Requirements in Medicaid: Data Assets, Infrastructure and Other Considerations for States,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, February 2019.

Co-author, “Alabama Medicaid Expansion: Summary of Estimated Costs and Savings,” Alabama Hospital Association, February 2019.

Co-author, “State Strategies for Establishing Connections to Healthcare for Justice-Involved Populations: The Central Role of Medicaid,” The Commonwealth Fund, January 11, 2019.

Co-author, “Work and Community Engagement Requirements in Medicaid: State Implementation Requirements and Considerations,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, August 2018.

Co-author, “Medicaid Expansion: How It Affects Montana’s State Budget, Economy, and Residents,” Montana Healthcare Foundation, June 2018.

Co-author, “Medicaid Work Requirements: Policy and Practical Considerations,” American Hospital Association, June 2018.

Co-author, “Medicaid: The Linchpin in State Strategies to Prevent and Address Opioid Use Disorders,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program, March 2018.

Co-author, “Manatt on Medicaid: 10 Trends to Watch in 2018,” February 2018.

Co-author, “Enabling Sustainable Investment in Social Interventions: A Review of Medicaid Managed Care Rate-Setting Tools,” The Commonwealth Foundation, January 2018.

Co-author, “Communities in Crisis: Local Responses to Behavioral Health Challenges,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 2017.

Co-author, “Repeal and Replace: Overview of Graham-Cassidy's Market-based Health Care Allotment,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, August 2017.

Co-author, “Impact on Montana of Medicaid Provisions in the BCRA (June 26 Discussion Draft): Preliminary Analysis,” Montana Healthcare Foundation, June 2017.

Co-author, “The AHCA and Montana: Impact of Proposed Per Capita Caps and Medicaid Financing,” Montana Healthcare Foundation, June 2017.

Co-author, “How Arizona Medicaid Accelerated the Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health Services,” The Commonwealth Fund, May 2017.

Co-author, “Medicaid's Role in the Delivery and Payment of Substance Use Disorder Services in Montana,” Montana Healthcare Foundation, March 2017.

Co-author, “Repealing the Medicaid Expansion: Implications for Montana,” Montana Healthcare Foundation, March 2017.

Co-author, “Capped Federal Medicaid Funding: Implications for Texas,” Texas Alliance for Health Care, February 2017.

Co-author, “Medicaid at a Crossroads: What at Stake for the Nation’s Largest Health Insurer,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network, February 2017.

Co-author, “Building the Coverage Continuum: The Role of State Medicaid Directors and Insurance Commissioners,” The Commonwealth Fund, February 2017.

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Deborah Bachrach is a respected expert in the healthcare space. She is particularly experienced in advising on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as complex Medicaid coverage concerns.

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