Managing Director, Burns & Associates
Mark Podrazik has focused most of his career on the operational aspects of Medicaid programs as well as program evaluation, managing long-standing client engagements in 14 states, and provider rate setting.
His work has included providing fiscal modeling and stakeholder engagement across the gamut of acute care services in a fee-for-service model, with a particular emphasis on hospital reimbursement, to helping states with payment reform efforts such as prospective case rates in addition to accountable care organizations and community-based behavioral health providers.
Before joining HMA, Mark co-founded Burns & Associates in 2006 with Peter Burns and has worked with state Medicaid and other social services agencies for 24 years. He also spent 10 years with a Washington, DC-based consulting firm.
While engaged in work with states, Mark has also assisted states with major operational changes such as the conversion to a new delivery system model or assisting two states with the transition to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10), from the policy, systems, and fiscal perspective.
In addition, Mark is a seasoned program evaluator, and has led the team that served as the External Quality Review Organization for a state’s three managed care programs for more than 14 years and encompassing more than 35 focus studies.
Mark has also served as the project director for the evaluation of two states’ substance use disorder waivers as well as the evaluator of a Section 1115 waiver, and led teams that have conducted independent assessments of 1915(c) programs. He also led independent evaluations submitted to legislators on topics such as state-designed insurance coverage programs, before the Affordable Care Act, a state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, a state’s non-emergency medical transportation program, and a review of rate setting activities across 11 divisions of a state health and human services agency.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.
Mark has never met a piece of yard equipment he does not like, and in his spare time, you will see him tending to the gardens and fields on his 20-acre property or biking on a local trail.