Elizabeth Wolff, MD, MPA
New York, NY
Elizabeth Wolff, MD, MPA is a physician executive who utilizes her expertise in population health, quality improvement and practice operations to transform primary care to align with value-based care.
She comes to Health Management Associates from Northwell Health, where she served as the medical director for complex care management. In that role, she expanded care management to 40 primary care sites undergoing patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation, strategically realigned the team to prioritize patients in full-risk and other value-based arrangements and oversaw the integration of behavioral health services into 17 primary care practices.
Dr. Wolff worked collaboratively across departments to vet and implement a risk stratification tool into the electronic health record (EHR) to tier patients for care management services. As medical director of Northwell’s Health Home, she increased enrollment and revenue by 64 percent, launched the Health Home Serving Children, and successfully negotiated approval to expand the health home to Staten Island.
Prior to her tenure at Northwell, Dr. Wolff held numerous leadership positions in public health, federally qualified health centers, community hospitals, and health systems and oversaw clinical quality and operations of physicians, residents and advanced care practitioners. She has chaired evidence-based medicine committees in both medical groups and Accountable Care Organizations to develop clinical standards and optimize electronic health records. She has negotiated quality metrics with health plans and strategically aligned provider quality incentives with payer contracts with significant improvements in diabetes care and colorectal cancer screening.
Operationally, she increased productivity of attending physicians 20 percent by adjusting for no-show rates and streamlining administrative time. Additionally, she worked in a dyad with the chief operating officer and optimized clinical operations including same-day access, transition of care appointments, annual wellness visits, and call center implementation.
Dr. Wolff graduated magna cum laude from the College of William and Mary. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and received a Master of Public Administration at New York University Wagner School of Public Service. Dr. Wolff is a board-certified family physician and completed her residency at the University of Rochester.