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Vice President, Federal and State Policy at Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)
Alexander Shekhdar is in-charge of Federal and State policy for the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA). In this role, Mr. Shekhdar is responsible for assisting in the promulgation of the association’s policy positions, as well as analyzing and responding to regulatory matters governing and implicating Medicaid managed care plans.
Mr. Shekhdar has 15 years of business and policy experience in the government payor space with various providers including multiple managed care plans and pharmacy benefits management companies.
In the managed care space, Mr. Shekhdar has been responsible for business development for both Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care plans. In addition, he has worked on product development for various specialty health business including behavioral health and consumer healthcare companies.
Mr. Shekhdar has also been both a federal and state lobbyist, as well as, a subject matter expert engaged by multiple healthcare trade associations. Finally, Mr. Shekhdar is a professional lecturer and adjunct faculty associated with The George Washington University, The University of Baltimore, and The University of Maryland-University College and has presented on issues related to health policy at numerous industry trade meetings, gatherings of state health plan associations, and audiences of financial analysts.
Mr. Shekhdar holds his undergraduate and graduate degrees in public health from The Johns Hopkins University and his juris doctorate from the Seton Hall University School of Law.