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Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, M.P.H., 1993
Boston College, B.A., 1988
Patricia Boozang is a Managing Director of Manatt Health Solutions, an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Ms. Boozang provides policy, strategy and operations advice to a wide range of states, federal agencies, and public and private healthcare organizations. She has particular experience in helping clients navigate the operational, regulatory and political challenges of government health insurance programs, including Medicaid, Medicare and the Child Health Insurance Program. Ms. Boozang regularly advises foundations, states and health plans on health reform implementation.
Ms. Boozang is particularly skilled at managing complex projects involving public agencies and private stakeholders. She advises the Coalition of New York State Public Health Plans, an association of nine managed care plans that serve more than two million beneficiaries in New York State's public health insurance programs and serves as the project management lead for the CMS Early Innovator Learning Collaborative, which is working with ten states on health benefit exchange implementation and technology development issues. Ms. Boozang led Manatt's work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which included evaluating coverage transition consideration for enrollees of the state's exchange, the Connector, and analyzing key operational and strategy issues in connection with the Connector's Affordable Care Act compliance planning. She was also the project management lead for a state's exchange implementation project, which successfully secured $21M in exchange funding for the state.
In addition, Ms. Boozang provides technical assistance to a number of states in the areas of exchange business requirements, partnership exchange planning, and insurance affordability program eligibility policy and business processes. She has written extensively on the laws and systems that govern health insurance, particularly as they relate to managed care.
Prior to joining Manatt, Ms. Boozang was Vice President, Marketing and Communications, for Physician WebLink, a healthcare technology and physician management company. Previously, she was an associate at Sterling Health Capital Management, where she assisted hospitals and community health centers in business planning and implementation.
"Premium Collection in State Based Exchanges," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network, January 2013.
"Achieving Continuity of Insurance Coverage for Lower-Income New Yorkers in 2014," New York State Health Foundation, April 2012.
"Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options," National Academy of Social Insurance, December 2011.
"Key Takeaways from HHS Newly Released Guidance on Exchanges," BNA Health Care Policy Report, December 19, 2011.
"Medicaid Managed Care: How States' Experience Can Inform Exchange Qualified Health Plan Standards," Center for Health Care Strategies, November 2011.
"HHS Proposed Rules on Exchange Implementation Requirements," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network, August 2011.
"CMS Proposed Rule on Health Benefit Exchange Implementation," BNA Health Insurance Report, August 2011.
"Medicaid's Role in the Health Benefits Exchange: A Road Map for States," National Academy for State Health Policy, March 2011.
"Implementing Federal Health Care Reform: A Roadmap for New York State," New York State Health Foundation, August 2010.
"Implementing National Health Reform in California: Changes to Public and Private Insurance," California HealthCare Foundation, June 2010.
"Enrollment Churning in Medicaid: Coverage Gaps Undermine the Managed Care System and Continuity of Care for the Chronically Ill," New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, December 2007.
"Filling the Gaps: Medicaid, EPIC and ADAP and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit in New York," United Hospital Fund, December 2006.
"Citizenship Documentation Requirements in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005: Lessons from New York," The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2006.
"New York State Managed Care Enrollment Trends Year-End 2005 Report," New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, March 2006.
"New York State Medicaid Managed Care 2005 Quality Update Report," New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, March 2006.
"New York State Medicaid Managed Care 2004 Quality Update Report," New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, February 2005.
"Health Insurance Coverage Among New York's Adolescents: Filling in the Gaps," New York Community Trust, April 2004.
"Costs of Enrolling Children in Medicaid and SCHIP," Health Affairs, January 2004.
"Rethinking Recertification: Keeping Eligible Individuals Enrolled in New York's Health Insurance Programs," The Commonwealth Fund, September 2003.
"Spending Our Money Wisely: Improving America's Health Care System by Investing in Health Care Information Technology, The Health Technology Center," May 2003.
"From Application to Enrollment: A Critique of New York's Public Health Insurance Maze," United Hospital Fund, February 2003.
"The Purchasing Power of Medicaid as an Insurer: A Foundational Training for State/CMS Staff," Center for Health Care Strategies web seminar, March 18, 2013.
"Eligibility Rules Featuring Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)," Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) Meeting, January 28-29, 2013.
"Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Academy of Social Insurance webinar, January 10, 2012.
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