Michael Motley, MPH

Director, Analytics


Mike Motley is the Director of Analytics at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. He is actively involved in the implementation and evaluation of statewide efforts to improve Arkansas’s health care payment system.

While with ACHI, Mike has worked closely with Arkansas Medicaid and the largest private payers in the state to design, implement and evaluate components of Arkansas’s Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative (AHCPII). He has served as project leader in collaboration with the State and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation to conduct an evaluation of AHCPII. Mike has worked with researchers from Harvard University to evaluate and publish findings on AHCPII outcomes. His current work is focused on continued tracking and evaluation of AHCPII components. Mike leads ACHI efforts to support the State and Public School Employee plans to conduct policy and analytic projects aimed at improving quality of care and controlling plan costs. Mike works with the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Education Department to lead ACHI’s statewide school BMI data collection and annual reporting. Mike is also an appointed member of the Arkansas Department of Health’s Child Health Advisory Committee.

Across these efforts, Mike facilitates programmatic activities in response to emerging health policy initiatives. He has presented his work at multiple national conferences. Mike is a graduate of The University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Georgia, College of Public Health.

Mike speaks on the following topics:

  • Payment reform/ value-based payment models
  • Health plan quality measurement
  • Patient-centered medical homes
  • Wellness program design

Request Mike to speak at your next event.