Connecting State Medicaid Offices, and Managed Care leadership with innovators solving systemic problems for vulnerable populations

Adaptation Health is a buyer-side incubator program developing and building thought leadership and value on behalf of State Medicaid programs and Managed Care Organizations. We match market need and Medicaid priorities against market-product fit. 

We work with Medicaid plans and State Medicaid Directors fostering innovation, de-risking ventures, cultivating reimbursement policy dialogue, and promoting effective deal flow and capital into Medicaid focused ventures.

Through a subsequent methodology of a national call for applications, a curated invitation process with input from Medicaid and safety-net leaders, diligent review (directly by subject matter experts), and an open and transparent Showcase event, meaningful solutions can decrease time to contract and drive value to Medicaid and safety-net programs as well as improve patient care and services.

Our mission
Create Product-Market Fit
We are passionate about companies that can improve the health outcomes of the 76M+ Medicaid beneficiaries across the country.
Generate Cost Savings and Growth
Equally as important is the opportunity for ventures to generate cost savings in Medicaid. This is critical for sustainable growth.
Charter Partners 
Our Team 
David Kulick

David Kulick, MPH


Specializes in public health innovation and healthcare commercialization 

Neil Gibbons

Neil Gibbons, MBA


Expert in startup growth, strategic mentorship and Board Chair Emeritus with non-profits

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Kyle Murphy, MBA

Program Director

Process and organizational management. Passionate about creating healthier communities

Tynesia Fields, MPA


Passionate about developing sustainable community partnerships that drive equitable health outcomes

Our Experts

Adaptation Health is supported by organizations and individual experts with deep-knowledge of Medicaid and start-up growth.

Insights Council
California Health Care Foundation
The Scan Foundation

Andrey Ostrovsky, MD 

former Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

Jeff Myers

EVP, CareSource;
former President and CEO, Medicaid Health Plans of America 

Darin Gordon
former State

Director for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Tennessee

Charlotte Parent

AVP Community Affairs, LCMC Health, former Health Director for City of New Orleans

Advisory Board


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Adaptation Health is a program of The Focus Group, a firm dedicated to the intersection of new payment, new policy, and new delivery in healthcare.