Chief Operating Officer, Health Management Associates
Charles Milligan, JD, MPH, is Chief Operating Officer, Health Management Associates. A healthcare leader who has made significant contributions in both the public and private sectors, he previously served as a Medicaid and Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (DSNPs) consultant for states, foundations, associations, and others. The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) appointed Milligan a commissioner to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) in January 2015 and appointed him vice chairman in May 2019.
Milligan has served as the Medicaid director for two states, New Mexico and Maryland. In Maryland, he launched the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange and implemented the expansion of Medicaid. While leading the New Mexico Medicaid program, Milligan spearheaded its conversion from fee-for-service to managed care and launched the CHIP program.
Most recently, Milligan was CEO for UnitedHealthcare’s Community Plan in New Mexico. He also served as interim CEO for UnitedHealthcare’s Community Plan in Maryland and national vice president for UnitedHealthcare’s Dual Special Needs Plans. His career includes having been senior vice president of Enterprise Government Programs at Presbyterian Healthcare Services and executive director of The Hilltop Institute at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Milligan directed the 2005–2006 Commission on Medicaid and has conducted Medicaid-related research projects in numerous states. He received his Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and his law degree from Harvard Law School.