by Rachad Davis
March 15, 2017
Senior Managing Director,
Skilled at managing complex projects involving a mix of public agencies and private stakeholders, Patricia Boozang advises clients on the implementation of coverage, delivery system and payment reforms across government and private health insurance programs. Her clients include federal agencies, foundations, states, providers and health plans.
Patricia advises states on Medicaid expansion design, implementation and sustainability, and has particular expertise in alternative expansion models through 1115 waivers. For Arkansas, she helped develop and implement the state’s groundbreaking Private Option initiative, and its successor program, Arkansas Works.
Furthermore, Patricia guides states and marketplaces on policy matters including eligibility and enrollment, benefit design, delivery system improvements, and technology development. For Minnesota, she led Manatt Health’s work to facilitate and provide subject matter expertise to the Minnesota Health Care Financing Task Force, a legislative unit established to make recommendations regarding the future of the state’s Medicaid program.
As a technical assistance expert in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network, Patricia counsels states on the Affordable Care Act, most recently leading the foundation’s State Network 1332 Waivers Affinity Group.
Drawing on her wealth of experience in Medicaid managed care and other delivery system reforms, Patricia regularly advises health systems on Medicaid ACO development and other delivery system transformations. She advises the Coalition of New York State Public Health Plans, an association of eight managed care plans that serves more than 2 million beneficiaries of that state’s public health insurance programs.
A frequent writer on health insurance laws and systems, particularly as they relate to managed care, Patricia also advises clients on government mandates covering insurance affordability and eligibility as well as insurance business processes.
Prior to joining Manatt in 2000, Patricia was a vice president and leadership team member of Physician Weblink, a national healthcare technology and physician management company. Earlier, she worked at Sterling Health Capital Management Inc., assisting hospitals and community health centers in business planning and implementation.