Sarah M. Owens
A diligent and forward-thinking leader with expertise in managed accountable care and operations that bridges health plan and provider sides of business, Sarah M. Owens is an accomplished and compassionate healthcare leader.
Throughout her career, Sarah has utilized collaboration while partnering with physicians, healthcare executives, and cross-functional teams and taken a “get it done” approach to tackle complex problems, identify solutions, and implement best practices. She has concentrated her recent focus on Medicare, Dual Special Needs Plans (D-SNP), Medicare-Medicaid, Fully-Integrated Dual Eligibles, and Managed Long-Term Services and Supports.
Before joining HMA, Sarah served in an executive leadership role with AmeriHealth Caritas where she directed all Medicare operations and had profit and loss accountability for three Medicare markets, operating a D-SNP and two Medicare Medicaid Plans (MMP). As a leader, Sarah focused on fostering an environment of trust, inclusiveness and accountability while setting high performance standards and measurements. She also focused on growth, compliance, Stars, Model of Care development, flawless execution, appropriate risk adjustment, and improved financial performance.
Serving in a variety of other health plan and health system leadership roles, her work experience includes creating strategy and program design for D-SNPs, developing staff and operations for a provider-sponsored Medicare Advantage plan, which earned a 4.5 CMS Star rating, forming a management services organization for a hospital system, and designing a managed care strategy for a complex hospital system which included medical and psychiatric services and nursing care.
Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New York at Albany and completed Management Training for HMO Executives at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
She hails from a large, close knit family in upstate New York with 11 nieces and nephews who are very dear to her. Sarah is an avid downhill and cross-country skier and spends her spare time dedicated to volunteering with organizations including hospice and with chaplain’s offices serving both children and the elderly.