Bill Snyder

Commercial Insurance
Regulation & Policy for Medicaid

Bill Snyder


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Former Medicaid director for South Dakota, program integrity leader.

Bill Snyder is a principal at Leavitt Partners associated with the Washington, DC office. He has 25 years of experience in the fields of insurance and managed care.  Bill advises clients on matters related to health reform, compliance and program integrity.

Before joining Leavitt Partners, Bill served as Medicaid Director for the State of South Dakota from 2017 – 2021, where he oversaw a $1B annual budget and lead a team responsible for ensuring 125,000 vulnerable people have access to medications and medical, dental, and long-term care. He also helped to expand value-based purchasing through initiatives like quality incentives for Health Homes and ensured compliance with CMS and other state and federal regulations. Before holding that position, Bill led payment integrity teams for various UnitedHealth Group companies over nearly a decade. He has also held roles in a boutique consulting firm and served as a senior director of clinical services at HMS, a technology and analytics company providing population health management solutions.

Bill graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a master’s degree in business administration. He also earned an MA in public policy at the University of Chicago, as well as an MS in healthcare economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.