Allison brings nearly 20 years of health-related experience to ATI Advisory, including more than a decade focused on insurance and government programs. Before joining ATI, Allison most recently served as Vice President of Health Policy & Strategy with UnitedHealthcare, where she led the organization’s national policy efforts specific to individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. In this role, Allison worked closely with state and national health plan leadership, policymakers, and other experts to bridge the health policy and business worlds in an effort to inform sustainable program design and growth strategies. Prior to this at UnitedHealthcare, Allison served as a Medicaid Policy Director working with individual states and Medicaid health plans to provide strategic guidance on emerging policy and program trends.
Allison also spent several years with The Lewin Group, leading federal contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies across programs targeting aging and vulnerable populations. Her work at Lewin led to the development and refinement of Medicare Advantage network adequacy standards, Special Needs Plan Model of Care process improvements, CMS clarification of the Medicare therapy benefit, and education for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs). While at Lewin, Allison also had the opportunity to co-lead the development of a successful healthy weight pilot for aging lesbian and bisexual women.
Allison has spoken at numerous national conferences and participated in expert working groups on issues across the aging spectrum, including Duals Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), Medicare-Medicaid integration, Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits, and social need. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas, MN where she co-teaches an MBA health policy course.