Alina M. Czekai, M.P.H., is the vice president of strategic partnerships at Cohere Health, a utilization management technology company. Previously, Ms. Czekai served as a senior adviser to former MS Administrator Seema Verma and held leadership positions at Aspire Health and the American Health Policy Institute.


Four Ways Medicare Advantage Plans Can Stay Ahead of OIG Denial Concerns

May 20, 2022

A recent HHS Office of Inspector General's report found that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans inappropriately deny prior authorization requests. With MA enrollment growing, scrutiny of MA plans and their utilization management strategies is also likely to grow, according to Alina Czekai, M.P.H., of Cohere Health. Czekai argues that artificial intelligence and machine learning can improve utilization management and prevent inappropriate denials.