Combating Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

2012 National Conference

CSG Health Policy Task Force
Balancing Costs, Benefits of Medicaid Programs
December 1, 2012

The recent Supreme Court decision on health care reform squarely placed the decision on expanding Medicaid eligibility in the hands of the states. Policymakers are grappling with a myriad of arguments on both sides—and struggling to balance what their states can afford and what their uninsured state residents need. State leaders who have studied the question and arrived at different answers shared their analyses. Dr. Joseph Thompson, Arkansas’ surgeon general, also reviewed his state’s progress in implementing the nation’s first statewide Medicaid payment reform initiative. Other speakers addressed significant reform efforts to control Medicaid costs in their states.

Presentation by Matt McKillop, Senior Associate, Research, State Health Care Spending Project, Pew Charitable Trusts

Combating Medicaid Fraud and Abuse


Matt McKillop, Senior Associate, Research, State Health Care Spending Project, Pew Charitable Trusts

Matt McKillop is a senior associate for Pew’s States’ Health Care Spending project, a joint initiative with The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, that analyzes health care spending across the 50 states over the past decade, delves into the factors driving up costs, and examines the effectiveness of cost-containment efforts. McKillop coordinates the project’s research on cost-containment strategies.

Previously, he conducted research on other state fiscal issues, such as pension and retiree health care benefits and states’ budget balancing measures. He also helped lead a cross-cutting communications team within the Pew Center on the States. Prior to Pew, he led advocacy and community organizing campaigns for So Others Might Eat, a nonprofit organization that serves poor and homeless residents of the District of Columbia.

McKillop holds his master’s degree in public policy from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kalamazoo College.