Jenifer Hartman specializes in Medicare-related eligibility and third party liability initiatives, and has broad experience across Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and commercial health insurance cost avoidance, revenue, and recovery projects. She currently focuses on Medicare expansion initiatives which integrate state and federal data, policy, and operational analysis to identify and correct missed and erroneously denied Medicare benefits for state Medicaid recipients.
Since 2011, Hartman has led consulting and operations teams expanding initiatives to several states including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, and Michigan, and collaborating with Social Security Administration Regional Offices and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Central Office. To date, one initiative has resulted in corrected Social Security and Medicare benefits for over 1,000 Massachusetts Medicaid recipients, and another has resulted in two national Medicare benefit corrections which returned over $330 million to states.
Prior to joining UMass Medical School, Hartman led third party liability projects for the Massachusetts Medicaid program to support expansion of Massachusetts state health care reform, including commercial premium assistance programs and Medical Child Support Enforcement outreach and education activities.
Hartman earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Oklahoma Baptist University and served as a Fulbright Scholar in Social Work and Public Health.