Judith Fleisher has more than 20 years of experience working with Medicaid and Medicare programs in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. She joined UMass Medical School in 2005, serving as client and project manager for the New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, and overseeing a joint demonstration project between the state and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She also led the Home Health Care Appeals initiative on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In Massachusetts, she served as the senior project lead for a project – supported by a $1 million Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant – to maximize enrollment and retention of children in the state's Medicaid program, MassHealth, as well as enrolling new populations eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. As part of this project, Fleisher oversaw the implementation of the first-in-the-nation Express Lane eligibility process, which enabled 200,000 adults and children to automatically renew their MassHealth eligibility through data matching.
Fleisher currently serves as the functional lead for the MassHealth eligibility notices development from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Health Insurance Exchange integrated eligibility system. She also oversees, on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, a number of ongoing projects related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These projects assist state and local agencies in obtaining federal revenue to provide outreach and employment and training services to SNAP clients.
Before joining UMass Medical School, Fleisher served as director of program development for UHealthSolutions, Inc., and was a senior program associate at Partners HealthCare. She also was assistant director of provider relations and operations for the MassHealth primary care case management program.
She earned her master’s degree in Human Service Management from Brandeis University's Heller Graduate School, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University.