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Michele Patarino

Professional Services (Contract)

Specialties: Proposal Development, Care Management, Utilization Management, and Quality Improvement

Home Base: Lakewood, CO

As a consultant and proposal developer, Michele brings 25 years of health plan, government program, and nonprofit experience to Optimetra’s engagements.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Colorado.

During her ten years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada, Michele led projects including product development, member communications, budget and planning, and major account implementation.  She worked closely with the health-services team to identify needs, develop strategies, create requests for proposals, select vendor partners, and implement programs related to pharmacy benefit management, demand management, disease management, managed behavioral health, and provider profiling.

Michele’s successful consulting projects include development and implementation of a public health grant program for tobacco cessation, leading primary care practice transformation training, and assisting state agencies with health care reform planning and implementation.  She has provided proposal and report development support to state agencies, commercial health plans and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. Her areas of expertise include care management, utilization management, and quality management for managed Medicaid and Medicare Special Needs Plans.

Michele can work with business owners in your organization to evaluate existing programs, identify gaps, and map out new strategies and solutions to create winning proposals.

Find out more about Michele on LinkedIn.

Michele Patarino
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