Vice President, Coverage and State Issues Forum, American Hospital Association
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 • 3:00 PM–5:00 PM
Molly Smith is the Vice President for Coverage and State Issues Forum at the AHA. In this role, she develops and advances policies that support patient access to high quality, affordable healthcare coverage, such as through the Medicaid program and the Health Insurance Marketplaces, and leads the association’s policy work to address issues like high drug prices, price transparency and surprise billing. In addition, she works closely with the AHA’s members with health plans to identify and share best practices, and manages the State Issues Forum, which brings together state and regional hospital association executives to share information on state-level policy. Smith has previously worked as a policy and business strategy consultant with Manatt Health and began her career at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she specialized in Medicare payment, Medicaid eligibility, and health information technology policies.