Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Policy Development and Reimbursement Strategies Intern
May 2013 — August 2013
I have gained invaluable exposure to provider payment issues, director's briefings, laboratory services consulting, network development and reimbursement strategies. I also gained access to senior leadership to discuss the industry and personal career trajectories. My primary project focused on the BCBSM membership population with eating disoders. By analyzing claims data, primary literature, government policies and coverage by other health plans, I was able to create 3 papers and a formal presentation suggesting strategies to improve care quality and access while reducing long term costs. Additionally, I provided support to teams managing the transition to a nonprofit mutual disability insurer and inceting HEDIS/Stars measure reporting by physician offices.