Deborah Bachrach, JD

Bachrach Health Strategies, LLC
800 West End Avenue, #11C
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212/866-0801

Deborah Bachrach, JD, has more than 20 years’ experience in health policy and financing in the public and private sectors. She currently serves as president of Bachrach Health Strategies, LLC, a health care consulting firm that provides policy analysis and strategic guidance to providers, health care companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and foundations, assisting them in anticipating and responding effectively to federal health reform and emerging trends in Medicaid. Ms. Bachrach is also a visiting fellow at the New York State Health Foundation and serves on the Enrollment Standards Workgroup of the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIT Policy Committee.

From 2007 to 2010, Ms. Bachrach served as New York’s Medicaid director and deputy commissioner of health for the Office of Health Insurance Programs. In this position, she was responsible for coverage, care, and payment policies for over 4 million children and adults enrolled in New York’s Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Programs. Under her leadership, New York State expanded eligibility levels, streamlined coverage rules, and reformed its payment policies. Ms Bachrach also represented the Governor in national health reform discussions.
From 1992 through 2006, Ms. Bachrach was a partner at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where she co-chaired the Health Care Practice Group. She provided legislative, regulatory, and strategic counsel to academic medical centers, safety net hospitals, community health centers, health plans, and other health care companies. Between 1987 and 1992, Ms. Bachrach served as vice president, external affairs at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Before joining the Hospital, she served for four years as chief assistant attorney general in the Office of New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams, where she oversaw the work of the Public Advocacy Division, and for three years as chief of the Civil Rights Bureau. She graduated with honors from the New York University School of Law and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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