Allison Rizer oversees State Program and Policy, Managed Care Strategy and Operations, and Prescription Drug Reimbursement at ATI. She is a nationally recognized expert in dual eligible policy and brings over 20 years of experience to ATI Advisory, including 15 years focused on managed care and government programs.
Prior to ATI, Rizer 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, she worked closely with state and national health plan leadership, policymakers, and other experts to bridge health policy and business worlds to inform sustainable program design and growth strategies. Rizer previously served as a Medicaid Policy Director, working with individual states and Medicaid health plans to provide strategic guidance on emerging policy and program trends. She also spent seven years with The Lewin Group, leading federal contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies across programs targeting older adults and people with disabilities. Her work at Lewin led to the development and refinement of Medicare Advantage network adequacy standards, numerous Special Needs Plan (SNP) program and process improvements including to the Model of Care, CMS clarification of the Medicare therapy benefit, education for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), and other program improvements with the Medicare Beneficiary Ombuds Office. While at Lewin, Rizer also had the opportunity to co-lead the development of a successful healthy weight pilot for older adult lesbian and bisexual women.
Allison Rizer has spoken at dozens of national conferences and participated in expert working groups on issues across the aging and disability spectrum. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas, MN where she co-teaches an MBA course on health policy.
Rizer received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from George Mason University, a Master of Health Science in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and a Master of Business Administration in Health Care from the University of St. Thomas.