About Rachel

Rachel is a practice manager for the Health Plan Advisory Council within the Advisory Board's strategic research division, and has worked within that division for the past five years. She has worked with a number of research programs, including Service Line Strategy Advisor, where she directed work on women’s health and surgical services strategy.

From 2009 to 2013, she assisted hospitals with business development and strategic planning issues—including robotics, bariatric surgery, women’s imaging, and women’s service line strategy. In December 2013, she transitioned to work more directly with health plans and the Health Plan Advisory Council. In this role, she sets the Council’s annual agenda and oversees all research and deliverables for the program.

Prior to joining the Advisory Board, Rachel worked for the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow. Rachel received her undergraduate degree in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rachel specializes specifically in Risk, Adjustment, Value-based/Risk-based Contracting, Medicare Advantage, Payers, Care Management, Medicaid, Provider-sponsored Health Plans, and Consumerism (from the payer perspective)


Areas of expertise

Risk Management, Methodologies, Performance Improvement, Risk-Based Contracting, Market Trends, Strategy, Payer Relations, Reimbursement, Finance, Care Management, Medicaid, Payment Transformation,

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Rachel's Upcoming Events

Webconference
Feb 11 2020

6 Questions We Want Answered in 2020

2020. Something about the number suggests we'll get greater clarity on the market. On how the bets we've made in the past couple of years on technology and new services will pan out. On what the regulatory environment (or at least legislative environment) will be. And as we start the year, the Advisory Board payer research team will discuss 6 questions we hope to answer soon. More Register

Webconference
Oct 29 2019

The Financial Case for a Frictionless Experience

Learn how to prioritize experience improvement investments. More Register