Herrera Scott & Davis appointed to Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)

Two former Maryland health officials have been appointed to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, announced this week that Kisha Davis, MD, MPH and Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH, were among the new and reappointed members of the commission.


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Established by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, MACPAC reviews Medicaid and CHIP access and payment policies and to advise Congress on issues affecting Medicaid and CHIP.

“Policymakers rely on MACPAC’s thoughtful suggestions concerning Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),” Dodaro said. “We had a number of excellent candidates interested in serving on the Commission this year, and I’m very pleased to announce today’s five new appointments and two reappointments, as well as the naming of a Chair and Vice-Chair.”

Dr. Davis is a current MACPAC commissioner, and was named by Dodaro as Commission Vice Chair. She is vice president of health equity for Aledade, which partners with primary care practices to support the delivery of value-based care. Previously, Dr. Davis was Maryland medical director for VaxCare Corporation; worked as a family physician at CHI Health Care in Rockville, Maryland.

Dr. Davis also served as the medical director and director of community health at CHI and as a family physician at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Maryland. As a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she worked with FQHCs and the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program. Dr. Davis received her degree in medicine from the University of Connecticut and her master of public health from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Herrera Scott is Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Product at Anthem, where she has developed payer and data alignment policies to support efforts that advance population health. Previously, she held several leadership positions in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Veterans Health Administration.

Dr. Herrera Scott’s work has focused on payment reform and delivery system transformation to improve health status and outcomes in underserved communities. She received her doctor of medicine degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and her master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.