2020 Speakers

Speakers Biographies

Jason Brockett

Risk Adjustment Analytics Manager

Gaurish Chandrashekhar

Director of Revenue Management
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Gaurish Chandrashekhar is the Director of Revenue Management for the Finance department at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. In this role, he is tasked with developing and leading a team to pursue risk adjustment revenue opportunities for Harvard Pilgrim's Medicare and Commercial lines of business by deploying effective prospective and retrospective initiatives. He joined Harvard Pilgrim in 2001 as a Sr.Analyst and grew through the ranks to the position of Manager, Pricing Applications. In his current role, he reports to the SVP & Chief Actuary.

Gaurish graduated from Southern New Hampshire University (previously New Hampshire College) in 1999 with a Masters in Computer Information Systems. Prior to immigrating to the United States, he completed his Bachelors in Engineering from University of Mumbai in 1994 and his MBA in Finance from ITM, Mumbai in 1998.

Outside of his day job, Gaurish is a professional percussionist and actively performs, records and teaches the fine art of Southern Indian drumming. His students have won awards at various national-level competitions. He has conducted lecture demonstrations at institutions such as Berklee College of Music and recorded for Boston Symphony Orchestra's web project. He was also one of six recipients of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's 2014-2015 Traditional Arts Apprentice grant program, as a Master artist. Gaurish resides in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife, Raina.

Jen Hayes

Manager of Quality, HEDIS & Coding

Zoe Lutes

Director of Utilization Management & Risk Adjustment
Health Alliance

Dawn Peterson

Director of Risk Adjustment
Martin's Point Health Care

Dawn Peterson, CPC is the director of risk adjustment revenue management for Health Alliance Medical Plans. Dawn's service in health care has been with the Carle Foundation Hospital, an integrated health system for thirteen years, spending the last six on the health plan side of the enterprise.

Dawn has served in various positons across the continuum with the enterprise and in addition to her duties in risk adjustment is currently the interim director of the provider relations team within the provider network management department. In her current roles Dawn directs teams responsible for provider and member education around chronic conditions and managed care operations, performance of clinical services that include face-to-face case management and in-home assessments, in addition to chart retrieval and review functionality for Medicare Advantage and Commercial Marketplace members.

Dan Weaver

Vice President, Stars, Quality & Risk Adjustment
Gateway Health

Daniel Weaver is an established leader with extensive experience developing and implementing intervention strategies to improve Medicare Stars performance. With demonstrated success with innovative intervention programs, Daniel's team has consistently delivered market-leading performance and forward-thinking engagement with providers and members.

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