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Karen Brodsky knows how to take complex projects from concept to completion.
A veteran of the front lines in managed care and Medicaid, Karen has the sort of first-hand experience that includes contracting, applications, waivers, dual-eligibles, and long term care and process improvement that can help guide clients through these transformative times.
Prior to joining HMA, Karen served as Chief of Managed Care Contracting for the State of New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services. In this role she monitored the state’s $5 billion Medicaid managed care contract, working with five managed care organizations (MCO) that served over 1.2 million members, and assessed new MCO applicants for market entry. She also oversaw the integration of services for dually eligible enrollees in Medicare and Medicaid through a dual special needs plan contract with four MCOs.
During her tenure with New Jersey, Karen was instrumental in implementing the mandatory enrollment of 150,000 dually eligible enrollees under a 1915b waiver, and of managed long-term services and supports for 27,000 nursing home residents and 13,000 home and community based waiver recipients under an 1115 demonstration waiver.
Karen previously served as Vice President of Programs at the Center for Health Care Strategies in Princeton, New Jersey. There she managed its five-year Medicaid Managed Care grant program and launched the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices (BCAP) program, providing technical assistance to more than 90 Medicaid managed care plans on process improvement. She also has several years of experience as a managed care consultant, serving managed care organizations, health care foundations and safety-net organizations.
Karen has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and a Master of Health Science from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Having trained at the Culinary Institute of America during a brief sabbatical, Karen enjoys testing new recipes on family and friends.