Ana Handshuh, Vice President of Managed Care Services at Ultimate Health Plans in
Florida, and Principal at CAT5 Strategies, is a government programs executive with
expertise in creating and implementing corporate programs for the healthcare industry.
Her background includes Quality, Core Measures, Care Management, Benefit Design
and Bid Submission, Accreditation, Regulatory Compliance, Revenue Management,
Communications, Community-based Care Management Programs and Technology
Ms. Handshuh currently serves on the Board of the Resource Initiative and Society for
Education (RISE), the preeminent national professional association dedicated to
managed and accountable care financing and delivery. She sits on both the
Executive Committee as well as chairs the Advisory Board for the Provider Transition
from Volume to Value for RISE.
She is a sought after speaker on the national healthcare circuit in the areas of Quality,
Star Ratings, Care Management, Member and Provider Engagement, and Revenue
Management. Her recent consultancy roles have included assisting organizations
create programs to address the unmet care management needs in the
highest risk strata of membership, document their processes and procedures, achieve
accreditation status, design and submit government program bids, institute
corporate-wide programs and create communications strategies and materials.
She possesses sophisticated business acumen with the ability to build
consensus with cross-functional groups to accomplish corporate goals.
Ms. Handshuh served as the Vice President of Managed Care Services at Central
Florida Inpatient Medicine (CFIM). In this role, she provided leadership and strategy
on CFIM projects and collaborations with physicians, risk entities, hospital health
care systems, and health plans. CFIM is the largest Hospitalist group in Central
Florida, with 70 providers discharging over 50,000 patients annually from multiple
hospitals across two health care delivery systems and 24 skilled nursing facilities. At
CFIM Ms. Handshuh previously served as the Vice President of Operations. Prior
to those assignments, she worked with Precision Healthcare Systems as their Vice
President of Quality Improvement. In that capacity, she led the IPA’s Quality
efforts and collaborated with payers on implementing programs to move the
needle on Quality and Star Rating initiatives. Ms. Handshuh also served as the
Director of Corporate Program Development at Physicians United Plan. In this
role, she led the Quality Management and Corporate Communications departments
and spearheaded the development of innovative integrated technology
solutions to drive business excellence and Star Rating achievement
initiatives. For the past fifteen years Ms. Handshuh has taken an active role in
redefining and implementing changes that have led to improvements and greater
efficiency within Government programs and healthcare delivery. Prior to
joining Physicians United Plan Ms. Handshuh was the founder of I-Six Creative.
Under Ms. Handshuh’s vision and leadership, I-Six Creative provided expertise in
the areas of managed Medicare benefit design, MSO/IPA operations, provider
network strategy, new market launches, technology integration, corporate
communications and quality improvement.