Manager, Senior Consultant
With 15 years of healthcare management consulting experience, Ms. Hess applies wide ranging experience in health policy analysis, strategic planning, and managed care assessment to a variety of consulting activities. In addition, Ms. Hess provides research and analytical support for litigation support activities in areas such as managed care practices, provider reimbursement, physician payment methodology, and financial analysis. Prior to joining Dyckman & Associates, Ms. Hess worked as a consultant for CHPS Consulting and McManis Associates.
Ms. Hess has worked with Dr. Dyckman in the evaluation and design of provider payment systems for several plans. She has modeled the impact of pricing changes on medical claims cost in health plan consulting engagements and litigation support projects. She served as project manager on a “Multiplan” project concerning payment methodology and comparative payment rates for hospital outpatient services. For an earlier Multiplan project, she managed and served as primary analyst for a “Multiplan” project in which physician fee, cost and utilization data were analyzed and payment methodologies and cost-effectiveness initiatives were reviewed for 18 participating health plans. Research projects have included DME payment methodology, current trends related to non-participating providers, a report on the cost-effectiveness of organ transplants, and an assessment of the healthcare cost impact of antitrust exemptions for provider joint bargaining.
Prior to joining Dyckman & Associates, Ms. Hess assisted several healthcare systems with strategy engagements, including the development or update of strategic plans, assessment of physician/hospital relations, evaluation of affiliation options, facilitation of merger and collaboration discussions, assessment of managed care strategies, and the design of senior care strategies.
Ms. Hess holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and a B.S. from Duke University.
Contact Ms. Hess at firstname.lastname@example.org
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