From 2003 to 2005, David served as Pennsylvania's State Medicaid Director (Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance Programs at Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services), a position he previously held before spending twelve years in the private sector.
As Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance Programs, David was responsible for the statewide administration of Pennsylvania's Medicaid Program, which has an operating budget of over $15 billion. The program served 1.8 million clients who received healthcare services from more than 67,000 medical providers. Additional program areas included long-term care, inpatient care and outpatient services purchased on a fee-for-service or cost reimbursement basis. Program responsibilities also included monitoring fraud and abuse activities and assessing the quality of care received by recipients enrolled in both fee-for-service and managed care plans.
As a principal advocate for eligible recipients receiving Medical Assistance benefits, David planned, coordinated and directed the provision of benefits and services throughout the Commonwealth; consulted and cooperated with federal and state government,
private agencies and associations on the delivery of medical services to ensure that the quality of and access to these services are in compliance with federal and state regulations; and recommended changes in law, regulations and policy for the Medical Assistance Program.
Prior to joining the Administration as the Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance Programs, David was appointed to Governor Rendell's transition team where he advised the Governor on Medicaid and other healthcare and human services issues.
During his time in private industry, David was most recently co-founder of a firm specializing in federal Medicaid revenue maximization, provider assessment design and implementation, disproportionate share program optimization and State Medicaid program restructuring and cost containment. He consulted with state officials and healthcare industry representatives in numerous states, including Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Concurrently, David also served as a Director of one of Pennsylvania's largest lobbying firms, where he managed the firm's Healthcare Practice, which represented hospitals, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, long term care pharmacies, assisted living facilities and other healthcare providers.
Prior to co-founding his consulting firms, David led the Healthcare Practice of another Pennsylvania-based government relations firm for eight years. In that capacity, he managed all healthcare client engagements including the operations of a trade association of urban hospitals.
David previously worked for the Commonwealth in various positions, including Director of the Department of Human Services' Bureaus of Hospital and Outpatient Programs and Medical Assistance Policy and Program Development. He also worked on the Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and was Director of the Bureau of Policy and Program Development in the Commonwealth's Office of Mental Health.
David currently serves on the Board of the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to improve education, healthcare, and other services for Pennsylvania's children. He served as Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2013.
David holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University.
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