Mary Ann Pirani provides direction, planning, and oversight to programs and projects within the Center for Health Care Financing that achieve over $100 million in Third Party Liability (TPL) related cost savings and recovery activities on an annual basis. In addition to overseeing the Casualty and Estate recovery units, Pirani leads process improvement projects related to Asset Verification for long-term care Medicaid recipients. With 19 years of experience working in these TPL areas, Pirani provides subject matter expertise and support for program development and policy development for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program. She leads process improvement initiatives to ensure an effective and coordinated approach to revenue and cost savings functions related to TPL and manages contracted services and assists in the development of new contracts.
Pirani previously served as a manager and a case worker in the Estate Recovery unit gaining valuable experience and knowledge of program operations, state and federal regulations, as well as application development.
Prior to joining UMass Medical School in 1999, Pirani worked for the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office as a SAIN interviewer/investigator and as a Victim Witness Advocate. She was a member of the Child Abuse Unit and her work there involved interviewing victims of sexual and physical abuse to aid state and local police in their criminal investigations.
Pirani earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and an associate's degree in paralegal studies, both from Anna Maria College.