Michael Lutz

Michael Lutz supports clients who serve members of Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health programs.

He applies his background in plan operations and strategy to help customers anticipate and implement changes in federal and state regulations to ensure program compliance and operational efficiency. Previously, Michael led engagements to develop comprehensive strategic business plans for clients, including market targets and product considerations. Michael has special expertise in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Part D, and behavioral health programs.

Prior to joining Avalere, Michael held operational roles at several health plans, including Cigna HealthSpring and Independence Blue Cross where Michael was responsible for multiple operations and strategy projects in support of health plan launches and health services initiatives. Most recently, Michael provided support to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services while employed at MITRE Corp.

Michael has an MBA in risk management and insurance from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and a BA in economics from Dickinson College.

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Digital health will continue to be a focus under recently confirmed Secretary Becerra‘s leadership at the Department of Health and Human Services. As the Biden administration looks to enforce compliance across a range of data interoperability and price transparency rules, as well as usher in new Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) coverage policies for medical technologies and digital health tools, the industry is responding with a range of innovations.

Tune into another episode of Start Your Day with Avalere. In this segment, our health plan experts delve into the key actions, considerations, and watch outs of a successful Medicaid procurement, or re-procurement, response from both the state and health plan perspectives.

Faced with a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, there are a number of important uncertainties that commercial insurers will need to consider when planning for the future

On April 9, Avalere experts came together to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the health insurance industry.

The COVID-19 pandemic will have ongoing, market-wide implications as Medicare Advantage (MA) plans contend both with responding to the virus and the disruption to their normal activities.

Our panel of experts engaged in an in-depth discussion of the rapidly evolving regulatory environment surrounding COVID-19 testing and treatment and the strategic, financial, and operational challenges this disease presents for health insurers.