Cheryl is the Co-Principal Investigator on a SHARE-funded project that will analyze the potential implications of the PPACA provision requiring states to use “modified adjusted gross income” (MAGI) to determine income eligibility for medical assistance under state plans and waivers. The project will convene a meeting between state officials and policy experts to discuss these implications and will use the CPS to conduct an empirical analysis to determine how MAGI compares with other income definitions that selected state have used. Through these analyses, researchers will develop a set of guidelines for states to use in translating their particular Medicaid/CHIP income definitions into the MAGI and filing-unit concepts that PPACA requires.
Cheryl is a Senior Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. She is a nationally recognized expert in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility, enrollment, and outreach. Her work focuses on access to public benefits, including cash and food assistance and child support.
Cheryl directs the quality review of state-submitted eligibility information in the Medicaid Statistical Information System and Medicaid Analytic eXtract databases, both maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She is currently working with CMS on several projects to improve the quality and accessibility of data for analytical and research purposes.
Additional Professional Roles
Before joining Mathematica, Camillo was an executive director at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and a technical director at CMS. From 2003 to 2005, she served on the faculty of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Covering Kids & Families Process Improvement Collaboratives, for which she helped states maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and retention processes.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.