Charles Milligan was appointed deputy secretary for health care financing at the Maryland Department of Health in March 2011. In this role, he administers the state's Medicaid program and serves as the department's overall operational lead on health care reform efforts in areas that include the development of the Exchange in Maryland, workforce and delivery system capacity building, and payment reform.
From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Milligan was executive director of The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Mr. Milligan guided Hilltop's work with the Maryland Medicaid program, the New Mexico Medicaid program, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, other state and local agencies, and private foundations. During his tenure at UMBC, Hilltop established a national reputation for objective and unbiased analysis of publicly funded health care systems, and served as the sole external consultant to the Congressional Medicaid Reform Task Force.
Before joining Hilltop, Mr. Milligan was vice president at The Lewin Group where he provided consulting services to 20 separate states primarily involving the Medicaid program, public purchasing pools, and performance measurement in publicly-financed health care. Prior to that, he was Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance program director for the state of New Mexico and practiced health care law earlier in his career.
Mr. Milligan holds a juris doctor from Harvard Law School, a master's in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.