About Heidi Robbins-brown


Principal Consultant & Senior Director, Health Management Systems

Heidi Robbins-Brown is an attorney and nationally recognized expert in Medicaid program integrity and information systems. A veteran state Medicaid executive, she is a results-oriented leader who knows how to leverage data to drive collaborative innovations in the health care reform era. Heidi served the Washington Medicaid program for over 12 years as Program Integrity Director, CIO and Deputy Medicaid Director, functioning as Chief Operating Officer, so she understands the entire Medicaid ecosystem across the silos and how each silo across a Medicaid program or health plan has a contributing role in safeguarding the program.

Heidi was nationally elected for six straight years as President and Vice-President of the National Association for Medicaid Program Integrity. She was part of the team that established the Medicaid Integrity Institute and served as faculty training new state Program Integrity Directors. From 2003-2013 she served on every federal/state advisory and steering committee establishing and overseeing Medicaid anti-fraud, waste and abuse initiatives.

Since 2017 Heidi has served as a Principal consultant for Health Management Systems (and formerly for Health Management Associates, 2013-2016) specializing in the areas of compliance and program integrity and Medicaid Cost Containment initiatives - including a large project for the National Governor’s Association to manage the Super-Utilizer population and multiple engagements working with states and health plans on cost containment, compliance and program integrity initiatives.