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As a Senior Policy Advisor, Matt D’Oria supports the Quality Institute’s Medicaid Policy Center (MPC), an independent initiative to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and long-term sustainability of the New Jersey Medicaid program. The MPC delivers research, analysis and policy solutions to improve health outcomes while also controlling costs. Matt works in partnership with other organizations as well as the state government agencies that operate the New Jersey Medicaid program.

He comes to the Quality Institute with valuable experience in state government. Matt is a former Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, where he was responsible for the regulation of health care institutions; hospital and long-term care financing; and health care policy and research. Matt also served in various leadership roles in the New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, which operates the state’s Medicaid and FamilyCare programs. He also provided consulting services to a range of health care providers and insurers.

Matt’s deep knowledge of the regulatory arena, health care, and state government is critical to his work with the Quality Institute, and especially to his leadership at the MPC. The state’s Medicaid program has a $17 billion annual budget and accounts for nearly 17 percent of New Jersey’s budget.

Matt holds a B.A. in Public Administration from the College of New Jersey and an M.B.A. from Rider University.