Head of Partnerships and Policy, Cityblock Health
Melanie Bella is the Head of Partnerships and Policy for Cityblock Health, a care delivery company built for low-income urban populations with complex needs, with a focus on Medicaid and dual eligibles. Before Cityblock, Melanie served as the first Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Under her leadership, CMS designed and launched demonstrations across the country to test new delivery system and payment models for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in both community and institutional settings, caring for more than 400,000 lives. Prior to that, she was the Medicaid director for the state of Indiana, and then the senior vice president for policy and operations at the Center for Health Care Strategies. Melanie earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor's degree from DePauw University.