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PRESS RELEASE: Chief Innovation Officer to join Helgerson Solutions Group

Fast Growing Consultancy Expands Team

Helgerson Solutions Group (HSG) is pleased to announce the arrival of respected health policy expert Kalin I. Scott, as Chief Innovation Officer. Kalin’s areas of expertise include Medicaid policy, delivery system reform, value-based payment, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and project management.

Ms. Scott joins HSG after a decade at the New York State Department of Health, most recently, serving in a dual role as the Director of the Medicaid Redesign Team Project Management Office and as the Assistant Director for Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Policy. Throughout her state government career, Ms. Scott has led many nationally recognized efforts and received several prestigious awards.  These include

  • Served as a principal negotiator on New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team 1115 Waiver amendment, which resulted in an $8 billion federal investment to transform New York’s health care delivery system

  • Project managed the First 1,000 Days on Medicaid initiative, focused on improving access to care and improved outcomes for children in the first 1,000 days of life and their caregivers

  • Designed and implemented the award winning Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) stakeholder engagement and project management strategies

Founder and Chief Solutions Director, Jason Helgerson said, ‘HSG is a fast-growing consultancy that focuses on the journey to value in health care, and adding Kalin to the team will allow the firm to expand its offerings and help its clients in a variety of innovative ways. We are committed to making the world a better place, and a key part of Kalin’s role is ensuring that our clients are successful in improving patient outcomes while at the same time growing their organizations.”

Scott added, “I am thrilled to be joining HSG at this exciting time.  Joining a firm with public good at its core mission is an incredible opportunity.  I’m excited to build on my professional experience and insights to design innovative solutions and strategies for our clients.”

In her new position, Kalin will work with providers, payers, non-profit organizations, companies and governments on health care policy, operations and strategic planning.

About Helgerson Solutions Group (HSG)

Helgerson Solutions Group (HSG) was created to help organizations improve health and social care outcomes and deliver care cost-effectively.  We provide value-based health care consulting and advisory services to providers, payers, governments and non-profit organizations. HSG also advises private equity firms and venture capital funds that share this commitment.

Areas of practice include value-based payment (VBP), stakeholder engagement, cross-sector collaboration and strategic planning.  HSG brings together experts with extensive knowledge, experience and skill around the challenges of a diverse set of clients worldwide, to help clients make the move to value in health care. 

Further information and contacts


Kalin Scott


+1 (518) 421-7359

Jason Helgerson


+1 (518) 948-6096

Jason Helgerson