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Jeff Uyyek brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare policy and administration to HMA. With extensive knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare and reimbursement strategies, Jeff navigates clients through the financial complexities of the healthcare system and provides operational and regulatory insight to implement new funding sources.
Jeff joined HMA from the University of Washington. As director of faculty funding at UW Medicine, Jeff oversaw the coordination of the multi-facility academic health system clinical workforce planning and budgeting. He led the transition from deficit funding to productivity-based funding of school of medicine clinical departments – incorporating the analysis of physician productivity against internal and external benchmarks for compensation and production using clinical full-time equivalents. Successful transition required balancing the financial and operational needs of the health system with the academic and research mission of the school and redefining a culture of accountability across the organization. In his role as director of regulatory affairs for University of Washington Medical Center, Jeff oversaw the administration of Medicaid supplemental payment programs and other Medicaid reimbursement regulations.
Jeff previously served as director of financial policy at the Washington State Hospital Association and the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts. Jeff directed financial policy development and legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of hospitals on several key issues, including Medicare and Medicaid prospective payment; intergovernmental transfer, certified public expenditure, and upper payment limit programs; disproportionate share hospital payments; provider taxes; Medicaid and Medicare skilled nursing facility reimbursement; critical access hospital reimbursement; inpatient mental health funding; charity care; and health insurance regulation. He successfully advocated for inpatient hospital reimbursement increases, including increased inpatient mental health funding during periods of state budgetary constraints.
At Community Health Plan of Washington, Jeff led the development of managed care organization capitation rates, provider sub-capitation models, and risk pool management. Additionally, he provided financial decision support for utilization management, strategic planning, eligibility and premium reconciliation, and provider reimbursement.
Jeff earned his Master of Health Administration and a bachelor’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Washington.