Alicia D. Smith

President, Vorys Health Care Advisors LLC
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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.545.6725
Fax 614.464.6350
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Alicia is the president of Vorys Health Care Advisors LLC (VHCA).  VHCA helps health care providers, business decision makers, professional associations and other stakeholders deal with the challenges of a complex, rapidly changing state and federal health care environment. 

Alicia has over 25 years of experience in health care policy.  More specifically, she has extensive experience with Medicaid and other public assistance programs, and has worked extensively with mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) systems and providers. Alicia has assisted state and local government programs design and implemented numerous service delivery and payment reform efforts, including the development and approval of Medicaid health homes and similar care management programs.  In addition, Alicia has consulted to several clients, including the District of Columbia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia on a wide range of issues, including program design and implementation, Medicaid 1115 waiver and state plan development, program analysis, and stakeholder engagement. She has also led several projects with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), community behavioral health providers, hospital and health systems, and state and national trade associations, as well as supported MCOs to respond to state-issued requests for proposals.

Alicia’s notable experience includes:

Immediately prior to joining Vorys Health Care Advisors, Alicia worked as a principal for another national health care consulting firm.  She also served as managing principal for eleven years at a national health care policy consulting and research firm. She began her career in 1995 working at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (now the Ohio Department of Medicaid) as a policy and program developer. 

Alicia has presented and has been published on a number of health care policy related topics including: the geropsychiatric system of care in Virginia; billing effectively and accurately for integrated behavioral health services; Medicaid health home best practices and financing and policy considerations; and making the Ohio Medicaid business case for integrated physical and behavioral health care.

Alicia has a M.H.A. from The Ohio State University.  She holds a B.A. from Central State University.

Alicia is not licensed to practice law in any state and does not provide legal services.