• Elizabeth Osius

    Manatt Health
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    New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, M.P.A., Health Policy and Management, Policy Analysis, 2012


    Carnegie Mellon University, B.A., Psychology and Hispanic Studies, 2006

    Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi and Phi Sigma Iota Honor Societies

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    Elizabeth Osius is a senior manager with Manatt Health, an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Ms. Osius provides regulatory, legal, strategic and operational support and technical assistance to a wide array of healthcare clients including state and federal governments, foundations, health program vendors, associations, health plans and providers. With implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Ms. Osius has developed expertise in particular across public health insurance programs including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Health Insurance Marketplaces.

    Prior to joining Manatt Health, Ms. Osius was a program analyst with the Office of Evaluation and Inspections of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), where she conducted evaluations on the effectiveness and efficiency of Medicare and Medicaid, analyzed and interpreted quantitative and qualitative data, and offered recommendations to policymakers through written reports. Before OIG, Ms. Osius was a policy analyst with the National Academy for State Health Policy, where she conducted research for and authored reports, briefings and grant proposals on a range of health policy topics. She specialized in issues relating to children and adolescents’ healthcare, including coverage, quality, financing and delivery, as well as access to primary care and the safety net.

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    Honors & Awards

    Inspector General’s Exceptional Achievement Award, United States Department of Health & Human Services, in recognition of identifying significant cost savings in Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities, 2012.


    Co-author, “Building on Year One 1095-A Form Success: Marketplaces’ Recommendations for Future Tax Seasons,” the State Health Reform Assistance Network, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 2015.

    Co-author, “Medicaid at 50: The Program’s Evolution and Future,” The Commonwealth Fund, September 2015.

    Co-author, “Medicaid’s New Role in the Healthcare System,” JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, July 28, 2015.

    Co-author, “Improvements are Needed at the Administrative Law Judge Level of Medicare Appeals,” United States Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General, November 2012.

    Co-author, “Early Alert Memorandum Report: Changes in Skilled Nursing Facilities Billing in Fiscal Year 2011,” United States Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General, July 8, 2011.

    Co-author, “Charting CHIP IV: A Report on State Children’s Health Insurance Programs Prior to Major Federal Policy Changes in 2009 and 2010,” National Academy for State Health Policy, January 2011

    Co-author, “A Tale of Two Systems: A Look at State Efforts to Integrate Primary Care and Behavioral Health in Safety Net Settings,” National Academy for State Health Policy, May 2010.

    Co-author, “Collaborating with Health Centers to Leverage HIT for System Improvement,” National Academy for State Health Policy, April 2010.

    Co-author, “The National Research Council/Institute of Medicine’s Adolescent Health Services: Highlights and Considerations for State Health Policymakers,” National Academy for State Health Policy, September 2009.

    Co-author, “Federally Qualified Health Centers and State Health Policy: A Primer for California,” California HealthCare Foundation, July 2009.

    Co-author, “Policies and Strategies to Make Medicaid Managed Care Work for FQHCs: Experiences from Two States,” National Academy for State Health Policy, March 2009.

    Co-author, “SCHIP and Adolescents: An Overview of Opportunities for States,” National Academy for State Health Policy, May 2008.

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