Jennifer Tracey is the Director of Policy and Finance for Healthy Steps at ZERO TO THREE.
Ms. Tracey leads efforts to identify potential financing strategies to support the expansion of Healthy Steps as well as efforts to provide financing assistance to existing sites across the country with long term program sustainability. Ms. Tracey also works with key stakeholders to shape state and federal policies to improve coverage and reimbursement for critical services that support the health and well-being of children and families.
Prior to joining ZERO TO THREE, Ms. Tracey was the Medicare-Medicaid Federal Policy Director for UnitedHealthcare Community & State where she influenced state and federal health policy related to Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare-Medicaid enrollees, assisted internal business segments with product development, and collaborated with external entities on advancement of care integration and coverage expansions. She also worked closely with state agencies to support overall Medicaid and CHIP program improvements and reform efforts.
Ms. Tracey also worked at the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission where she focused on managed care health policy issues and served as the Quality Lead for the Commission’s Medicaid work. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Tracey was a Senior Manager with the Lewin Group in the States & Payers Practice where she worked with various state Medicaid agencies and health plans on program design and implementation for a variety of populations and programs. Ms. Tracey has a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Master of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.