Katherine Neuhausen, MD, MPH
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KATHERINE NEUHAUSEN, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Medical Office, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Dr. Neuhausen is a board-certified family physician and the Chief Medical Officer of Virginia Medicaid, which serves over 1.1 million low-income Virginians. She led the development of the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program, increasingly recognized as a national model for integrating evidence-based addiction treatment into Medicaid Managed Care, as well as the implementations of the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline, a new Pharmacy Benefit Manager solution and Common Core Formulary. She also represents Medicaid on the advisory council for a transformational state-wide Emergency Department Care Coordination technology solution.

 

Dr. Neuhausen’s professional focus is on the integration of care to improve patient outcomes and decrease costs, especially for complex individuals with comorbid chronic medical illness, behavioral health conditions and social needs. She actively practices medicine, and has provided comprehensive primary care at safety-net clinics in Richmond, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta.  As the Director of the Integrated Care Initiative for Virginia’s State Innovation Model design award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, she developed statewide models integrating behavioral health with primary care.  Dr. Neuhausen also served as a fellow at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, advising the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services on delivery system reform and health care innovation to address the needs of high-cost “super-utilizer” patients.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has co-authored peer-reviewed publications and posters on the outcomes of the ARTS program, interventions for “super-utilizers,” and the experiences of people living with addiction and mental illness.

 

Dr. Neuhausen was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles and earned her Masters in Public Health degree from UCLA. 

She completed her family medicine residency training at the University of San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital and received her medical degree from Emory University.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.