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Lori Kicinski

Lori Kicinski

Project Director, Regional Planning Consortiums
NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, Inc.
Phone: (518) 867-1159

Lori comes to the project after working with NYSDOH directing Program and Operations for the NYS Patient Center Medical Home Model Initiative. During her time at DOH, she was responsible for program design, policy, and led transformation operations as part of the state’s 4-year, $67 million primary care transformation initiative under CMS’s State Innovation Model (SIM) grant. In this role, she focused on model design and management oversight of 15 practice transformation organizations contracted to serve nearly 2,000 primary care practices. She utilized strategic planning to assist these practice sites to optimize transformation and revenue under multiple lines of business, including Medicare, Medicaid and various commercial plans. Much of the focus on this transformation also focused on PCP/BH Integration.

Lori has years of experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders, who often have different objectives, to come together to achieve common goals. These stakeholders have included various state agencies, health/hospital system providers and Managed Care Organizations.  In addition, Lori has experience working as a Patient-Centered Medical Home administrator under a local health system, has a vast knowledge of NCQA measures, and has helped agencies prepare for Value Based Payment.

After graduating with a BS in Organizational Psychology and Business Management from St. Bonaventure University, Lori obtained an MHA from the Graduate Healthcare Administration and Systems Management Program (Pentagon) at the University of Maryland.