Aimee Lashbrook, JD, MHSA
Aimee Lashbrook specializes in publicly funded health policy research and analysis, new business strategy and program implementation. Aimee has in-depth understanding of federal and state Medicaid policy and evolving expertise in Medicare Advantage, payment reforms and pharmacy. Her strategic thinking and her research and writing skills turn complex issues into actionable opportunities.
At HMA, Aimee has worked closely with state Medicaid programs to design and implement coverage expansions, including the first waiver in the nation with benefits modeled after a high-deductible health plan and a health savings account. Within one year, she developed the request for proposal; drafted the administrative rules and program policies to comply with federal regulations and program features; established plan reporting requirements; and coordinated plan readiness reviews to ensure compliance.
Aimee has supported contract development and negotiation for both states and health plans, including performance metrics, stop-loss arrangements, pay-for-performance terms, and a pharmacy carve-out with an estimated $30 million annual cost savings to the state. She is a highly efficient project manager, dismissing a backlog of 600 provider administrative appeals for a state Medicaid program in just six months.
Aimee came to HMA from a large Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, where she monitored federal and state Medicaid and Medicare policy. Her analysis informed enterprise strategy, drove business decisions and implementation plans. She developed policy positions for Medicaid expansion, Medicare Advantage and payment reform that were coordinated across the enterprise and used to support successful advocacy strategy during a period of rapid change. She also served as company liaison to industry trade groups and external stakeholders.
Aimee earned her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and her law degree and certificate of health law from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and English from Albion College in Michigan.
When not working, Aimee is trying to keep up with two young children, enjoying the outdoors or starting a home improvement project that might never get finished.