Lindy Hinman

Lindy Hinman leads the Health Plans and Providers Practice.

In this role, she focuses on bringing the expertise of Avalere to national and regional health plans across all lines of business and providers including integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, post-acute providers and long-term care organizations.

She specializes in providing strategic and analytic insight on issues related to commercial health plan operations, Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and payment and delivery reform.

Prior to joining Avalere, Lindy played a key leadership role as chief operating officer for Connect for Health Colorado, establishing the nonprofit organization as a successful state-based health insurance marketplace. Prior to that, she was the director, Office of Healthcare Reform at Horizon BlueCross of New Jersey, leading the HealthCare Reform Transformation team. Lindy has also served as vice president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, helping develop key policy positions for the industry leading up to the passage of health reform legislation. Early in her career, she served in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Lindy holds an MA of health services administration from the University of Michigan and a BA in history and biology from Washington University in St. Louis.

Authored Content

As CMS continues to transition from the Risk Adjustment Processing System (RAPS) to the Encounter Data System (EDS) for Medicare Advantage (MA) risk score calculation, plans must evaluate operations and close gaps to minimize the impact of risk score differences using this claims data source.

Avalere is excited to join the CQMC as quality measurement experts in an effort to further inform a discussion focused on core measure sets to assess the quality of American healthcare.

Check out the second episode of our series on new supplemental benefits offered through Medicare Advantage plans for 2019 where Kenny Kan and Erica Breese discuss the "rule of 8".

Beneficiaries show signs of pent-up demand with acute healthcare needs early in their enrollment, but over time costs increase substantially and shift toward chronic care.

Avalere and Inovalon experts discuss the strategic advantages of leveraging our proprietary assets.

CMS released another mandatory bundled payment proposed rule which will significantly expand the scope of hospitals bearing risk for episodes of care nationally.

Recently, stakeholders have raised concerns around whether the current star rating methodology appropriately adjusts for the socioeconomic impacts on quality ratings.

Over the past four years, enrollment in Medicaid managed care has increased by 48 percent, with 46 million beneficiaries now receiving coverage through these plans. The government will soon update regulations that direct the plans providing this coverage.

Avalere hosted its 2015 Outlook webinar last week, which featured Tanisha Carino, Lindy Hinman, Ellen Lukens and Josh Seidman.

In 2014 the healthcare industry saw fundamental change in how health plans approach the market, provider consolidation in many areas, a focus on quality-based payments, unprecedented growth in consumer liability for the cost of chronic illness, and a slowing in the rise in healthcare costs.