Jennifer A. Kasper has over 16 years of experience managing cost savings initiatives for state and public agencies. In Kasper's current role, she not only oversees the Financial Compliance and Provider Compliance units but also serves as HCFS’ main point of client contact with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and MassHealth. In addition to these tasks, she provides management oversight of certain administrative and fiscal functions, including reporting and invoicing. She is involved with engagements for both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York.
Kasper has facilitated the implementation and ongoing management of a home health Medicare maximization initiative for the State of New York, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. Additionally, she assisted the state with returning more than $1 billion under a Home Health Demonstration Project for misdirected claims billed to Medicaid for services rendered to dual eligible Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries.
Before joining UMass Medical School in 2007, Kasper spent eight years working in the private sector as a consultant for Health Management Systems, formerly the Benefit Solutions Practice Area of Public Consulting Group, in the areas of third-party liability and revenue maximization. Her work there included leading a Third Party Liability project for the Massachusetts Medicaid Program, participating in a start-up Medicaid Recovery contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and recovering more than $2 million for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care by identifying misdirected claims.
Kasper received a master’s degree in Health Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire.