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    Meredith Mayeri

Principal & Policy and Operations Co-Lead


AMeredith is a Principal with Mercer Government Human Services Consulting (GHSC), a part of Mercer Health & Benefits LLC. Meredith is responsible for reviewing federal Medicaid, CHIP and health care reform laws, regulations and policy in order to advise clients about the impact on Medicaid, CHIP and other health programs.


Meredith’s experience at Mercer includes:

  • Designing new or expanded Medicaid managed care
  • Conducting a comprehensive assessment and operational plan, including waiver, contract and operational requirements
  • Development and implementation of a successful new section 1115 demonstration waiver program, including benefit and payment model design
  • Development of Connecticut’s successful proposal to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for demonstration planning funding for dually eligible persons
  • Evaluating alternative (benchmark) benefit package options for clients
  • Evaluating authorities and options under the Affordable Care Act for increasing home and community-based services
  • Advising clients on changes in federal laws, regulations and policy in the area of health care reform, managed care, state funding mechanisms, waiver renewals, fee-for-service and managed care rate setting, long-term care and dual-eligibles.

Before joining Mercer, Meredith held senior positions in the CMS San Francisco Regional Office’s Division of Medicaid and Children’s Health. Meredith’s experience at CMS has included:

  • Serving as the CMS Region IX Technical Director for Medicaid and CHIP Program and Financial Management
  • Oversight of Medicaid managed care programs for California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii for 10 years
  • Serving on the CMS team that developed the section 1915(b) waiver cost-effectiveness
  • Regional CMS lead for California’s Section 1115 Medi-Cal/Uninsured Care and Family Planning demonstrations
  • Conducting CMS “financial management reviews”


Bachelor in Economics, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania