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Christopher Perrone

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Christopher Perrone

Deputy Director, Health Reform and Public Programs Initiative
California HealthCare Foundation
Expertise: 
solutions to problems in publicly funded health care and safety net programs
enrollment in public programs such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Families
access to health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries
provider reimbursement and financing under Medi-Cal and Healthy Families
Medi-Cal budget within state and national policy contexts

Biography

Christopher Perrone is deputy director of the California HealthCare Foundation's Health Reform and Public Programs Initiative. Previously, he was senior program officer for the foundation's Public Financing and Policy Program, which works to develop solutions to problems in publicly funded health care and safety net programs, including Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. Perrone was the foundation's Medi-Cal Policy Institute, which has now been folded in to the Public Financing and Policy Program. Prior to joining CHCF, Perrone served as director of planning for the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance, where he helped lead an initiative to integrate and improve acute and long-term care services for 100,000 low-income seniors. Before that, Perrone was a senior consultant with Lewin-VHI (now The Lewin Group), where he worked with states and other public and private clients on Medicare and Medicaid financing and reimbursement engagements. Perrone has also held positions with the American Psychological Association and the Center for Health Policy Studies at Georgetown University. Perrone received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.

1438 Webster St. Suite 400
Oakland  California  94612
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 238-1040 Alexandra Matisoff-Li is the media contact for him
Office Fax: 
(510) 238-1388

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