This morning’s keynote presentation at CSH Summit 2019 is being delivered by Dr. Stephen Cha, Chief Medical Officer at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves 6.7 million Medicaid members in 30 states, plus Washington D.C.
Dr. Cha’s focus will be on Managed Care Organization (MCO) Partnerships with the housing sector and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). Click here to view the Intersection of Health & Housing.
UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) which is a diversified health and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone.
In his role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Cha oversees clinical strategies and programs while acting as the liaison for critical clinical initiatives. He collaborates across the clinical organization, partnering with Optum and UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services (UCS) to design and deliver on the Triple Aim, including clinical outcomes, affordability, and consumer experience with health care. Dr. Cha also plays a key role in clinical thought leadership and serves as a subject matter expert in care decisions throughout Community & State.
Prior to becoming Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Cha served as the Group Director in the State Innovation Group at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He also served as the Chief Medical Officer at the Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services (CMCS) for four years prior to his time with CMMI.
Dr. Cha is a practicing primary care physician, dynamic health policy thought leader, and senior government official with experience in health and health care transformation, quality reporting, research, legislation, policy analysis, and regulation.
Dr. Cha earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University, and completed his internal medicine residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where he also served as chief resident. He was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he earned a master’s degree in health sciences research.