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Lindy Hinman

Lindy Hinman leads the Health Plans and Providers Practice.

In this role, Lindy is responsible for client management and delivery. She focuses on bringing the subject-matter expertise and analytic capabilities of Avalere to health plan and provider clients. This includes national and regional health plans across all lines of business, health systems, integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, and post-acute and long-term care organizations. She specializes in providing insight into payer and provider market dynamics and growth strategies with a particular focus on Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Managed Care, and ACA lines of business. She leverages Avalere’s extensive data assets to provide a deeper understanding market performance and solutions to optimize that performance.

Lindy has cultivated a deep understanding of the payer sector in her past experience. Prior to joining Avalere, Lindy served as the chief operating officer of Connect for Health Colorado helping to lead the implementation of the ACA marketplace in that state. She has also served in leadership roles at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and America’s Health Insurance Plans, where she focused on the development of policy and implementation of ACA insurance reform.

Lindy holds a Master's in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Health plans today have a range of strategic opportunities that align well with emerging policy themes for 2020.

As health plans evaluate more efficient ways to engage and retain members, they should focus on existing high-touch points to improve healthcare access and the overall experience. Augmenting these efforts can generate more evidence-based patient management thus improving overall health outcomes.

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.