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.
- Policy Analysis
- Learning Systems and Technical Assistance
- Federal and State Legislative Analysis
- Financial and Service Alignment of Physical, Behavioral and Social Services
- Accountable Health Communities
- Dual Eligibles
- Safety Net
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Safety Net Hospitals
- California Health Policy
- Integration of Primary, Behavioral Health, and Social Services
- Long-Term Services and Supports
- Medicaid and CHIP
Julie Stone’s interests in research, learning systems, and technical assistance focus on national Medicaid and Medicare policy and include a specific interest in California health care, particularly care delivery for at-risk populations, financing, and behavioral health integration.
She currently leads the implementation of a learning system and technical assistance contract for the Accountable Health Community Model on behalf of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Her team promotes peer-to-peer learning and delivers educational content to model organizations who partner with clinical organizations and community service providers to improve the health status of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
In addition, Stone leads research into the use of evidence to drive federal policymaking for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and she is producing a policy paper for the California Health Care Foundation intended to help advance behavioral health integration in the state. At Mathematica, Stone spent several years providing technical assistance to states and the federal Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office to develop integrated care programs for individuals who are dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. She 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 from 2000 to 2011, including the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act of 2010. At the Congressional Research Service, she also provided expert testimony and briefings for congressional members and staff. She has authored and coauthored almost two hundred policy research publications and memoranda for Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS), California’s Medicaid department, private foundations, and others.
Stone, who joined Mathematica in 2014, holds an M.P.A. from the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs at Cornell University.