Christine Aguiar Lynch Returns to ACAP as VP, Medicare and MLTSS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2016
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CHRISTINE AGUIAR LYNCH RETURNS TO ACAP AS VICE PRESIDENT FOR MEDICARE AND MLTSS
WASHINGTON—The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) today announced that Christine Aguiar Lynch has returned to ACAP as the organization’s Vice President for Medicare and Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).
Ms. Lynch served in the role for two years, moving to the SNP Alliance as the organization’s Senior Vice President for Policy and External Affairs. Previously, she was a senior analyst with the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), where her work focused on dual-eligible beneficiaries, Medicare Advantage special needs plans, and Medicare beneficiaries’ access to care.
“We are delighted to welcome Christine back to ACAP,” said ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray. “Her proven record of success and her effectiveness as a representative to both the Administration and policymakers on Capitol Hill is difficult to match. We have several priority items on our Medicare agenda for 2017 – most notably the reauthorization of the Special Needs Plan program – and I can’t think of a better person to move this agenda forward.”
Twenty-three of ACAP’s 59 member plans operate a Special Needs Plan (SNP) serving dually eligible populations. Fourteen participate in Financial Alignment Demonstrations.
Prior to joining MedPAC, Christine worked at two well-known health care consulting firms—Avalere Health and the Lewin Group—where in each case she performed qualitative and quantitative analyses in health policy for a variety of government and private clients. She holds an M.P.H. in Health Policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
ACAP represents 59 nonprofit Safety Net Health Plans in 28 states, which collectively serve more nearly seventeen million people enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other public health programs. For more information, visit www.communityplans.net.
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