Michael Grenier provides expertise to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Medicaid programs on upper payment limit calculations, disproportionate share payments, and cost protocol development. He has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of Medicaid/CHIP policy development, health care financing, and data analysis.
In 2013, Grenier completed an analysis to develop a health care financing plan for Vermont’s proposed single-payer program. He also led a project for the New Hampshire Insurance Department to examine trends in health insurance throughout the state. In addition, Grenier has managed several data analytics projects, including analyses of New Hampshire and Vermont All-Payer Claims Datasets, Massachusetts inpatient discharge data, as well as other administrative data sources.
Prior to joining UMass Medical School in 2012, Grenier managed the development of payment policies and rates for the Massachusetts Medicaid and Health Safety Net programs for a wide array of health care services, including hospitals, nursing facilities, and community-based providers. He also provided analytical support for two public commissions comprised of state officials and stakeholder representatives—the Massachusetts Special Commission on the Health Care Payment System, and the Massachusetts Special Commission on Provider Price Reform.
Grenier holds an MPA from UMass Amherst and a BA in political science from UMass Lowell.