We are working with the Integrated Care Resource Center to provide technical assistance to states developing integrated programs to coordinate medical, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
- Policy analysis
- Technical assistance
- Federal and state legislative analysis
- Financial and service alignment of physical, behavioral and social services
- Dual eligibles
- Safety net
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Safety net hospitals
- California health policy
- Long-Term Services and Supports
- Medicaid and CHIP
Julie Stone’s research and technical assistance interests focus on national Medicaid and Medicare policy and include a specific interest in California health care, including care delivery for at-risk populations, financing and behavioral health integration.
She currently provides technical assistance to states and the federal Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office to develop integrated care programs for dually eligible individuals, and, at Mathematica, has worked on efforts to advance integration in managed care, Medicare and Medicaid alignment, quality oversight and monitoring, and safety net delivery systems at the federal and state levels.
Stone was formerly the director of policy for the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. She led initiatives to develop a payment reform pilot for county-operated federally qualified health centers, policy work on the transition of about 400,000 Low Income Health Program enrollees into Medi-Cal on behalf of county health systems, and a grant-funded study on the feasibility of developing integrated care models in California. She also worked with a research team at the University of California, San Francisco, to link Medicare and Medicaid data for an evaluation of dually eligible individuals receiving long-term services and supports.
Stone spent more than a decade as a leading Medicaid and Medicare specialist at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a nonpartisan legislative support agency of the U.S. Congress. In that role, she assisted in the development of the major Medicaid and Medicare laws enacted between 2000 and 2011, including the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act of 2010. At CRS, she also provided expert testimony and briefings for congressional members and staff. To date she has authored and co-authored almost two hundred policy research publications and memoranda for Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), California’s Medicaid department, private foundations, and others.
Stone, who joined Mathematica in 2014, holds an M.P.A. from the Institute for Public Affairs at Cornell University.
Technical Assistance Helps States Share Best Practices for Delivering Coordinated Care
Identifying Opportunities to Advance Coordination and Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health Programs in California’s Safety Net
With funding from the California Healthcare Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research is reviewing the rules and requirements for a number of California programs that are intended to help providers and plans integrate behavioral and physical health services.