Karen Brodsky is the principal investigator on a SHARE-funded project that will conduct surveys to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the provider network monitoring activities of state departments of insurance, Medicaid agencies, marketplace plans, and Medicaid plans.
Karen is a Principal at Health Management Associates, a health care consulting firm. Her expertise includes contracting, applications, waivers, dual-eligibles, long-term care and process improvement.
Other Professional Roles
Prior to joining HMA, Karen served as Chief of Managed Care Contracting for the State of New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services. In this role she monitored the state’s $5 billion Medicaid managed care contract, working with five managed care organizations (MCO) that served over 1.2 million members, and assessed new MCO applicants for market entry. She also oversaw the integration of services for dually eligible enrollees in Medicare and Medicaid through a dual special needs plan contract with four MCOs.
Karen previously served as Vice President of Programs at the Center for Health Care Strategies in Princeton, New Jersey. There she managed its five-year Medicaid Managed Care grant program and launched the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices (BCAP) program, providing technical assistance to more than 90 Medicaid managed care plans on process improvement. She also has several years of experience as a managed care consultant, serving managed care organizations, health care foundations and safety-net organizations.
Karen holds a Master of Health Science from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.