Linda Uwumarogie supports clients with research and analysis that span a variety of healthcare sectors and stakeholders.
She applies her background in healthcare quality, health plan clinical operations, and regulatory adherence to a broad range of client projects.
Prior to joining Avalere, Linda was a Surveyor and Accreditation Manager with the National Committee for Quality Assurance, actively involved in conducting audits and supporting the development of policies and procedures for accreditation and credentialing of managed care and other healthcare related organizations. Additionally, she served as a subject-matter expert, gaining special expertise in Medicare Advantage–Special Needs Plans by working closely with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to evaluate and approve Model of Care submissions and develop Medicare Advantage Deeming Accreditation standards.
Before that, she worked with UnitedHealthcare where she was responsible for quality-improvement-based intervention programs through design, implementation, and performance for their Medicaid population. She led clinical screening programs and community health promotion events targeted at effectively closing gaps in care and improving HEDIS results and CAHPS outcomes. While at UnitedHealthcare, Linda was also a clinical operations and regulatory adherence analyst engaged in oversight, compliance, and risk-management activities ensuring various functional areas such as utilization management, quality improvement, network management, member services, and medical management were following New York State public health laws.
Linda has an MPH from the Rutgers University School of Public Health (formerly known as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) and a bachelor's in biological sciences from Montclair State University.