Melanie Bella is the head of partnerships and policy for Cityblock Health, a value-based provider built for low-income populations with complex needs, focusing on Medicaid and dual eligibles. She also serves as chair of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), a non-partisan agency that advises and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and states.
Before Cityblock, Melanie served as the first director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Under her leadership, CMS designed and launched demonstrations across the country to test new delivery system and payment models for dually eligible enrollees in both community and institutional settings, growing enrollment to roughly 400,000 lives. Prior to that, she was the Medicaid director for the state of Indiana, and then the senior vice president for policy and operations at the Center for Health Care Strategies.
Melanie earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor's degree from DePauw University.