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Katherine Linzer

Partner, Chicago
Serves US states and payers on Medicaid strategy and innovation, with a focus on value-based care, managed-care excellence, special needs populations, and organizational health

About Katherine

Katherine is one of the leaders of McKinsey’s Medicaid work. She focuses on payment innovation and special-needs populations across states and payers. In particular, she has supported four states in designing population-based payment-innovation models. She also collaborates with private payers on developing their Medicaid and duals strategies.

Prior to her current role, Katherine was a fellow with McKinsey’s Health Systems Institute in London, where she served a number of international health systems.

Published Work

Ten innovations that can improve global health,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Five trends shaping the future of Medicaid,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

The Medicaid agency of the future: What capabilities and leadership will it need?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

Next-generation contracting: Managed Medicaid for individuals with special or supportive care needs,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016


Stanford University

Yale University
BA, history