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Providing legal and consulting services to Minnesota's health care safety net community 

Areas of Practice

  • Health care reform, health system change and care delivery and payment models, with a focus on community-based services.
  • Programs and services to improve access to health coverage and quality health care for low-income and disadvantaged patients and communities.
  • Health equity and community engagement with communities experiencing health disparities.
  • Health care data, quality measurement and risk adjustment, with a focus on data collection and measurement on health disparities and risk adjustment of provider quality measures and payment methods to reflect social determinants of patients served.
  • Health care workforce and health professional education, with a focus on improving access, outcomes and quality for underserved, low-income and disadvantaged populations (e.g., Community Health Workers, Dental Therapists).
  • Minnesota State Innovation Model and Accountable Health projects, including e-health initiatives, Health Care Homes, Integrated Health Partnerships, Accountable Communities for Health, Behavioral Health Homes, Emerging Professions and others.

Clients

  • Health care safety net organizations
  •  Health care safety net providers
  • Non-profit community oral health providers 
  • Educational institutions
  • State agencies
  • Private foundations
  • Community organizations


Staff

Michael Scandrett, JD

President

612-790-2547 | mscandrett@msstrat.com


Michael is an expert in health care reform and health system change and the implications, risks and opportunities for safety net health care organizations who serve low-income, disadvantaged, uninsured and underserved patients and communities. He has advised, facilitated, and organized associations and coalitions working on access to care, health equity, health care workforce, behavioral health, oral health, quality measurement and population health improvement. Before forming MS Strategies, Michael was a shareholder, attorney and consultant with Halleland Habicht and its predecessor firm. Prior to that, Michael was the Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, Executive Director of the Minnesota Health Care Commission, and Legal Counsel to the Minnesota Senate. Michael received his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1982.

Pat White, MA

Managing Partner

612-790-0442  | pwhite@msstrat.com


Pat manages MS Strategies’ finances, operations, and human resources. She also serves as a consultant, supporting health care clients in areas such as health care workforce and education, strategic planning, financial analysis, and policy research on health care markets. Prior to joining MS Strategies, Patricia worked in higher education for over 13 years in various roles including adjunct instructor, student services, and enrollment and registration. She has extensive experience as a volunteer leader in sectors including adult literacy, advocacy for foreign exchange students, parish leadership, and community groups. Her strengths include project planning and organization, strategic thinking, and research and analysis. She is known for her collaborative approach to problem solving and ability to work across different constituencies. Pat received her Master’s degree in Leadership from Augsburg College in 2010.

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