A nationally recognized leader in Medicaid, Medicare, dual eligible and special needs plan (SNP) programs and policies, Julie Faulhaber is an experienced and strategic leader with more than 25 years of healthcare policy experience.
Julie has a sustained pattern of managing profitable product portfolios and a demonstrated expertise in business and product development, product implementation and management, change management and compliance. Her work has included leadership and oversight of multi-state Medicaid and SNP business, care coordination, government relations and overseeing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) bidding process for SNP and dual eligible products.
Before joining HMA, Julie served more than 15 years, in increasingly senior positions, with Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) where she was vice president of Enterprise Medicaid and interim vice president of Illinois Medicaid and Medica Health Plans in Minnesota. She is also an experienced consultant and a mission-driven executive with proven communication and collaboration skills.
Julie knows how to strategically identify and execute growth initiatives and has an impressive track record of winning awards for nearly every product proposal submitted. She led efforts at HCSC to convert business to common operating platforms and built staffing models to centralize functions and consolidate contracts and costs. Julie also directed the successful 2017 Illinois Medicaid reprocurement and rebuilt the Medicaid team within the first month of her tenure.
While serving at Medica Health Plan, she received an innovation award from the state Medicaid agency for developing and implementing a program to integrate physical and behavioral healthcare. Julie also led successful CMS audits, increased enrollment, exceeded budget and program goals and engaged stakeholders to retool programs to include those with disabilities.
Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Creighton University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Julie believes the book with the best stories is her passport and enjoys traveling with her husband, Steve. She is an avid Wisconsin and Chicago sports fan and enjoys reading, the arts, theater and architecture.