Uncoordinated oral health, mental health and substance use care, compounded by lack of access to care, can drastically exacerbate existing health disparities, increase health care costs and result in poor overall health outcomes for those living with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Models of care that are coordinated and…
Rachael Matulis, MPH
Principal, Bowling Business Strategies
Rachael Matulis oversees and advises projects related to innovative payment and delivery system reforms in behavioral health. Her work includes the development of briefs, webinars, and technical assistance tools designed to help improve care for individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders. She brings expertise on the design and implementation of value-based payment programs; assessment of behavioral health system needs and gaps; and the integration of behavioral health and oral health.
Prior to her role at BBS, Rachael was Associate Director of Payment Reform at the Center for Health Care Strategies, where she oversaw projects designed to advance value-based payment programs in Medicaid. Prior to that, she managed the development of evaluation and outcomes reports for Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania. Previously, she conducted health policy research for the U.S. Congress with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and also served as an AmeriCorps member at Soundview Community Health Center in the Bronx, where she worked toward reducing disparities in health care.
Rachael holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in health science education from the University of Florida. Rachael lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida with her husband and two kids. She is enrolled in a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification program, and enjoys yoga, volleyball, cooking, and working toward a zero-waste lifestyle.