With more than 25 years of experience in health law, policy, programming, and management, Goodman will provide expert counsel to the organization and its board of directors
Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA), a national, multi-state healthcare organization with proven expertise in complex care coordination and delivery, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth (Liz) Cahn Goodman, JD, MSW, DrPH, as CCA’s Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer. Goodman joins CCA after most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Innovation at AHIP and as a former Chief of Long-Term Services and Supports at MassHealth, the Massachusetts state Medicaid Agency. Goodman is the latest addition to the executive leadership team driving CCA’s mission-aligned growth and geographic expansion across the U.S.
“Liz is one of the industry’s leading voices shaping healthcare policy and innovation and we are thrilled to have her join us at CCA,” said Chris Palmieri, President & CEO of Commonwealth Care Alliance. “We have launched a bold, multi-year strategy of mission-aligned expansion and diversification that will help us extend our model of member-centric, community-based care to individuals with complex needs. Liz’s diverse skills and experiences will be an important part of that effort. We have valued her leadership for many years at both MassHealth and AHIP. Nobody better understands the critical role integrated care plays in delivering high-quality, cost-effective care to high-need populations.”
CCA recently expanded beyond its home state of Massachusetts into California, Michigan, and Rhode Island as part of its long-term growth strategy and is actively evaluating several other key states for market entry.
As Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer, Goodman will be responsible for CCA’s legal, compliance, risk management, internal audit, external communications, and government and regulatory affairs. She will provide legal counsel to CCA’s leadership team and board of directors as the organization continues to expand the reach of their unique model of uncommon care® for individuals with complex health needs.
“I have watched CCA grow in reach, influence, and impact over the past decade and am excited to join an organization whose vision is to lead the way in transforming care for people with significant needs,” said Goodman. “When policy leaders around the country talk about the value of integrated care, successfully meeting the needs of dual-eligible individuals, and effectively addressing social barriers to care, they inevitably talk about the experience and unparalleled track record of Commonwealth Care Alliance. I am excited to join CCA and to collaborate with CCA’s exceptional team of dedicated professionals to shape the future of care for people who need it most.”
In her role as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Innovation at AHIP, the national association whose members deliver market-based solutions and public-private partnerships that make healthcare coverage more affordable and accessible for everyone, Goodman led the trade’s state and federal government affairs and clinical policy teams. She also served as a member of AHIP’s executive leadership team.
Before joining AHIP, Goodman served as the Chief of Long-Term Services and Supports at MassHealth, where she oversaw $5.5 billion in programming, including fully integrated DSNP and PACE offerings and fee-for-service post-acute and long-term services supports. Prior to her work at MassHealth, Liz spent nearly seven years in various roles at Wellcare Health Plans.
Goodman earned her Doctorate in Public Health in Health Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Juris Doctorate and Master of Social Work at the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Political Science from Trinity College, Hartford. She was named a Top Lobbyist for the last three years by The Hill.
Goodman will officially join CCA on August 1.
About Commonwealth Care Alliance
Based in Boston, Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) is a multi-state integrated care system influencing innovative models of complex care nationwide. Mission-based and person-centered, CCA focuses on sustainable and evidence-based healthcare breakthroughs that improve the health and well-being of people with significant needs, and advocates for affordable, high-quality, and cost-effective policies that lead to healthcare equity for individuals who need it most. The CCA care model is consistently recognized as one of the best in the country at finding and engaging traditionally hard-to-reach individuals—since 2016*, consumers have consistently rated CCA One Care as one of the best for overall experience and CMS rated CCA Senior Care Options 5 out of 5 stars for 2022. CCA recently began a multi-year, mission-aligned geographic diversification growth strategy to extend its proven care model throughout the United States, and now serves close to 62,000 individuals and operates health plans in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California, and Michigan. Learn more about CCA at https://www.commonwealthcarealliance.org/about-us/ or follow CCA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
*Based on the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys.