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Philip Poley

Public Sector Health Industry Strategy Lead

Phil Poley is responsible for establishing Accenture’s consulting strategy across the range of public sector health programs—Medicaid, health insurance exchanges, public health and state employee/retiree health. Working closely with colleagues across North America, he helps Accenture practitioners become well-versed in current and emerging industry trends and ensures that they are attuned to state and local policy priorities and operational practices. He collaborates with colleagues across the full range of Accenture’s related businesses (federal health, providers, payers and human service agencies) to leverage synergies and develop new offerings and thought leadership products that are relevant, insightful and useful to public sector agencies.

Phil joined the firm in 2010 and was tasked with building and leading Accenture’s Health Insurance Exchange practice. His scope subsequently expanded to include growing the firm’s practice in Medicaid Managed Care before taking the Industry Strategy lead role. He is the Executive sponsor of Accenture’s Social Determinants of Health offering and spearheaded development of the Magnolia app concept, a mobile platform that calibrates incentives and rewards to member-specific SDOH factors, supported by social media engagement models.

Phil’s public sector career spans more than 30 years and includes work as a journalist, education administrator, consultant and state official. He joined the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency in 1998 after earning his master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy at Tufts where he focused on affordable housing. He migrated to Medicaid from Housing and served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, from 2007-2010. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where he serves as Vice Chair of the Board for Care Ring, a 65-year-old non-profit that provides care to the uninsured and also co-chairs the Strategy Committee for the board of The Chronicle, Duke University’s independent student newspaper. Phil earned his BA in Political Science at Duke.