Lee Repasch is a flexible and creative leader with a proven record of achievement in project management and development. Technologically savvy and detail oriented, Lee brings more than 20 years of experience in health policy research and analysis to HMA.
Lee focuses on the intersection of policy and information technology, with specialized knowledge of Medicaid health IT policy and development and has an in-depth understanding of health care reform, including the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Prior to joining HMA, Lee worked as a health IT specialist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she specialized in translating policy into application to industry, as well as communicating between industry and government. She worked closely with states on funding, developing and implementing enrollment and eligibility systems that met the requirements of the ACA. She also provided technical assistance and policy guidance to states implementing the HITECH.
Lee previously worked as a research/policy analyst with the George Washington University Department of Health Policy for 14 years, where she worked with the department’s growing research arm on a wide variety of sponsored projects centered around access to care for poor and vulnerable populations, with a focus on Medicaid and FQHCs, as well as served as project manager for the multiple health IT projects the department had undertaken. Lee also served as the department’s public affairs liaison and as an adjunct professor.
She has a master’s degree in International Politics and Social Development/Political Economy from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
Lee lives in Denver, where in her free time she enjoys skiing, hiking, tennis, cycling, and attempting to play golf.