Dianne Longley is a specialist in federal health reform requirements and the potential impact on the private insurance market and Medicaid. She has extensive expertise in data collection, research and analysis, private and public grant writing, and state procurement and contracting.
Dianne worked for 30 years at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), where she most recently served as director of health insurance initiatives for the Life, Health and Licensing Division. She oversaw the review and implementation of federal health reform; directed research projects, data collection and analysis related to health insurance, health technology and health care issues; and provided technical assistance to various legislative committees.
Dianne has authored numerous reports on a wide variety of issues, including mandated benefits, network adequacy and balance billing, the uninsured and options for expanding coverage, health care technology and transparency, and the Texas health insurance market. She also directed development and implementation of the Healthy Texas Program – a $36 million public/private health insurance option for uninsured small businesses. While at TDI, Dianne worked closely with the Texas Medicaid program on federal health reform and managed care regulatory issues.
Dianne holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.
Her professional appointments include the National Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Board of Directors, Governor’s Health Care Policy Council, East Texas Rural Healthcare Access Program, National Uniform Claim Committee, Texas Health Care Information Council, and the Texas Hospital Data Advisory Committee.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, finding a way to grow tomatoes in the Texas heat, and planning the next trip to the beach.