Michael Grenier has over 23 years of experience with Medicaid/CHIP policy development, health care financing, and data and financial analysis.
Since joining the Center in 2012, Grenier has led several data analytic projects, including analyses of New Hampshire and Vermont All-Payer Claims Datasets, Massachusetts inpatient discharge data, and other administrative datasets. He has managed projects examining price variations in the health care markets of New Hampshire and Vermont. Grenier currently provides financial analyses in support of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Medicaid programs, including developing financial models to determine the impact of various policy changes. He has expertise in disproportionate share payment policy and health care related taxes. He is the co-author of issue briefs related to the Massachusetts 1115 Demonstration Waiver.
Prior to joining UMass Medical School, Grenier was at the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, where he managed the development of payment policies and rates for the Massachusetts Medicaid and Health Safety Net (charity care) programs for various 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 the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BA in political science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.