Profile: Molly Smith, Vice President, Policy and Innovation

Molly Smith provides policy analysis and guidance to VNAA members and oversees VNAA’s relationships with federal policymakers. Prior to joining VNAA, Smith worked as a strategic policy consultant with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips where she advised clients on payment, delivery system, and coverage reforms with a particular focus on low income and Medicaid populations and workforce issues. In this role, she assisted in the development of successful applications for participation in CMS’ bundled payment initiative and of provider-led managed care models under Medicaid. Smith also previously worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Her areas of focus included Medicare inpatient payment policy, Medicaid eligibility policy, and health information technology and exchange programs. Smith also conducted outreach to state and local government officials and their representatives on behalf of CMS.