Dann Milne, Ph.D., a health policy consultant, works with federal and state governments and national organizations to develop strategies, infrastructure and programs to implement cost-effective, person-centered long term services and supports systems. Dr. Milne, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health. During his twenty-year tenure with the Colorado Medicaid program, he developed and implemented Colorado's primary care case management system; the single entry point system for long term care services; several home and community-based services waiver programs; and directed the Integrated Care and Financing Project. As chair of the State Medicaid Director’s Association Technical Advisory Group on Long Term Care, he coordinated state input on the design of new long term care programs being developed by the federal Health Care Financing Administration. He also served on the Long Term and Chronic Care Committee of the National Academy for State Health Policy. His research, evaluation and policy development interests have focused on assisting states in developing and implementing strategies, infrastructure, tools and programs to rebalance and integrate their long term services and supports systems. He is a co-author of Making Medicaid Work in the 21st Century, recommendations from which have been incorporated into federal legislation. During the past three years he has assisted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in developing a new tool to provide choice and to facilitate the transition of individuals from nursing facilities to community living.
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