Assistant Commissioner for the Health Care Administration
Matt Anderson serves as assistant commissioner for the Health Care Administration and the state’s Medicaid director. In these roles at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Anderson oversees Minnesota’s Medicaid program and its basic health plan, MinnesotaCare. Collectively these health care programs provide coverage to 1.2 million Minnesotans.
Before becoming assistant commissioner at DHS, Anderson served in senior leadership positions at the Minnesota Hospital Association. Most recently he acted as interim president and chief executive officer and as senior vice president of policy and chief strategy officer. In these roles, Anderson worked on policy and finance issues and innovations in health care, including the implications of Medicaid expansion, the development of Integrated Health Partnerships and other reforms designed to improve the quality and value of health care for Minnesotans.
Anderson’s professional experience includes serving as assistant attorney general for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, assistant county attorney for Hennepin County and assistant general counsel for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. He also teaches a course in the Master of Healthcare Administration program at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. Anderson earned a bachelor of arts from St. John’s University and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.