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Patricia MacTaggart Faculty Member

Currnetly on an IPA with VA/VHA, Patricia MacTaggart has been working in government health care purchasing, policy and delivery for over 40 years. A former MN state Medicaid Director, she spent over 11 years in county government and then 11 years in state government, before she joined HCFA, which later became CMS, as a Director first on the Medicaid side then the Medicare side for quality and performance/financial management. MacTaggart has had short stints in the private market as the Director for Quality for Delta Dental MN, Client Executive for Medicaid for what was formerly known as EDS, consultant for Health Management Associates, and the last 10 years plus at George Washington University, where she instructs graduate students in Medical Informatics and State Health Policy. She completed a two year plus appointment at HHS working with states on policy, operational and technology interoperability and provider burden reduction in order to support state and federal payment reform and service delivery transformation before joining the VA team.

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