Senior Managing Director
Manatt Health Solutions
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Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, M.P.H., 1993
Boston College, B.A., 1988
Patricia Boozang is Senior Managing Director of Manatt Health Solutions, an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Ms. Boozang provides policy, strategy and operations advice to a wide range of state and federal agencies and public and private healthcare organizations. She has particular experience in helping clients navigate the operational, regulatory and political challenges of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other government health insurance programs, including Medicaid, Medicare and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Ms. Boozang regularly advises foundations, states and health plans on health reform implementation.
Ms. Boozang is skilled at managing complex projects involving a mix of public agencies and private stakeholders. She advises the Coalition of New York State Public Health Plans, an association of ten managed care plans that collectively serves more than 2 million beneficiaries of New York State's public health insurance programs. She also manages and facilitates the CMS Exchange Innovator and Federally Facilitated Marketplace Learning Collaboratives, working with states on health benefit exchange implementation, eligibility and enrollment, and technology development issues. Ms. Boozang led Manatt's exchange implementation work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including evaluating coverage transition consideration for enrollees in the state's exchange, the Connector, and analyzing key operational and strategy issues regarding the Connector's ACA compliance planning. She was also the project management lead on an exchange implementation project for another state, including helping the state secure $21 million in funding.
In addition to providing ongoing advice and technical assistance to a number of states in the area of exchange business requirements, Ms. Boozang also advises on partnership exchange planning and insurance affordability program eligibility policy and business processes. She has written extensively on health insurance laws and systems, particularly as they relate to managed care.
Prior to joining Manatt, Ms. Boozang was vice president, marketing and communications, for Physician Weblink, a national healthcare technology and physician management company. Before that, she was an associate at Sterling Health Capital Management, where she assisted hospitals and community health centers in business planning and implementation.
Co-author, “Coverage Options for Massachusetts: Leveraging the Affordable Care Act,” Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, May 2015.
Co-author, “Estimated State Budget Impact of a MaineCare Expansion in 2016,” Maine Health Access Foundation, April 2015.
Co-author, “States Expanding Medicaid See Significant Budget Savings and Revenue Gains,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Reform Assistance Network, April 2015.
Co-author, “Medicaid Expansion States See Significant Budget Savings and Revenue Gains,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network, March 2015.
Coauthor, “The Future of MassHealth: Five Priority Issues for the New Administration,” Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI), December 2014.
Coauthor, “Coverage and Delivery of Adult Substance Abuse Services in Medicaid Managed Care,” Medicaid Managed Care Information Resource Center, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), May 2014.
Coauthor, “5 Medicaid Trends to Watch in 2014,” LifeHealthPro, March 20, 2014.
“Report from the States: Early Observations about Five State Marketplaces,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network, December 2013.
"Premium Collection in State Based Exchanges," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network, January 2013.
"Achieving Continuity of Insurance Coverage for Lower-Income New Yorkers in 2014," New York State Health Foundation, April 2012.
"Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options," National Academy of Social Insurance, December 2011.
"Key Takeaways from HHS Newly Released Guidance on Exchanges," BNA Health Care Policy Report, December 19, 2011.
"Medicaid Managed Care: How States' Experience Can Inform Exchange Qualified Health Plan Standards," Center for Health Care Strategies, November 2011.
"HHS Proposed Rules on Exchange Implementation Requirements," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network, August 2011.
"CMS Proposed Rule on Health Benefit Exchange Implementation," BNA Health Insurance Report, August 2011.
"Medicaid's Role in the Health Benefits Exchange: A Road Map for States," National Academy for State Health Policy, March 2011.
"Implementing Federal Health Care Reform: A Roadmap for New York State," New York State Health Foundation, August 2010.
"Implementing National Health Reform in California: Changes to Public and Private Insurance," California HealthCare Foundation, June 2010.
"Enrollment Churning in Medicaid: Coverage Gaps Undermine the Managed Care System and Continuity of Care for the Chronically Ill," New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, December 2007.
"Filling the Gaps: Medicaid, EPIC and ADAP and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit in New York," United Hospital Fund, December 2006.
"Citizenship Documentation Requirements in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005: Lessons from New York," The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2006.
"New York State Managed Care Enrollment Trends Year-End 2005 Report," New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, March 2006.
"New York State Medicaid Managed Care 2005 Quality Update Report," New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, March 2006.
"New York State Medicaid Managed Care 2004 Quality Update Report," New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, February 2005.
"Health Insurance Coverage Among New York's Adolescents: Filling in the Gaps," New York Community Trust, April 2004.
"Costs of Enrolling Children in Medicaid and SCHIP," Health Affairs, January 2004.
"Rethinking Recertification: Keeping Eligible Individuals Enrolled in New York's Health Insurance Programs," The Commonwealth Fund, September 2003.
"Spending Our Money Wisely: Improving America's Health Care System by Investing in Health Care Information Technology, The Health Technology Center," May 2003.
"From Application to Enrollment: A Critique of New York's Public Health Insurance Maze," United Hospital Fund, February 2003.
“States Expanding Medicaid See Significant Budget Savings and Revenue Gains,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Reform Assistance Network Webinar, April 16, 2015.
“Presentation of Manatt Analysis: Cost, Budget Savings and Revenue Gains from MaineCare Expansion, Preliminary Findings,” Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) Forum, Augusta, Maine, April 15, 2015.
Panelist, “Renewal Plans and Strategies,” National Academy for State
Health Policy (NASHP) 27th Annual State Health Policy Conference,
Atlanta, GA, October 6-8, 2014.
Panelist, “Renewal Plans and Strategies,” Enrollment 2014 – Federally Facilitated Marketplace States Ancillary Meeting, National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 6, 2014.
“Coverage and Delivery of Adult Substance Abuse Services in Medicaid Managed
Care,” Medicaid Managed Care Information Resource Center, Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS) Webinar, September 24, 2014.
Convergence of Medicaid and the Exchanges,” World Congress Public Exchanges
Conference, Boston, MA, September 8, 2014.
“Lessons Learned From 2014: Placing Health Reform in Context,” National Governors Association (NGA) National Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 28, 2014.
“Marketplace Appeals and Transfers,” FFE/Partnership Affinity Group Teleseminar, National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) State Health Exchange Leadership Network, July 8, 2014.
“SBM Eligibility and Enrollment Processes: Reflections from Initial Open Enrollment and Future Plans,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) Meeting, Bethesda, MD, June 25-26, 2014.
“Affordable Care Act Primer,” Manatt’s ACA webinar series, March 5, 2014.
"The Purchasing Power of Medicaid as an Insurer: A Foundational Training for State/CMS Staff," Center for Health Care Strategies web seminar, March 18, 2013.
"Eligibility Rules Featuring Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)," Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) Meeting, January 28-29, 2013.
"Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Academy of Social Insurance webinar, January 10, 2012.
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