WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) named Martin Allen as the new senior vice president of reimbursement policy. Allen joins AHCA/NCAL after serving as the vice president of revenue cycle and reimbursement services for ProMedica Senior Care (formerly HCR ManorCare).
“I have full confidence in Martin to lead the reimbursement team, especially as the long-term and post-acute care sector seeks to recover from the pandemic and soaring inflation,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “His years of experience at ProMedica Senior Care have made him one of the foremost experts in the country on skilled nursing reimbursement. Martin is well positioned to promote thoughtful Medicaid and Medicare proposals as well as assist state affiliates in advancing Medicaid efforts.”
Allen, a certified public accountant with a master’s in business administration, has more than 35 years of extensive work in accounting, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health care compliance, risk management and revenue cycle processes. His time at HCR Manor Care began in 1986 as an accountant. Since then, he advanced to senior reimbursement and accounting manager, assistant vice president and director of reimbursement services, followed by assistant vice president of internal audit and risk management and vice president of business office processes before being promoted to vice president of revenue cycle and reimbursement services. Allen also has served as the co-chair of the AHCA/NCAL Reimbursement Committee and Cabinet and has been involved in shaping the association’s policy on Medicare Part A for many years.
“I have valued my time and the knowledge I gained while working at ProMedica Senior Care and HCR Manor Care,” said Allen. “I look forward to applying my skills to the challenges the long-term care profession faces on reimbursement issues, and to ensure our residents have access to quality care.”
The reimbursement policy team develops smart policy solutions to enhance quality care while helping to reduce costs. Medicare and Medicaid are the predominant coverage options for long-term care residents, especially nursing home residents. The reimbursement policy department not only engages in current payment programs, but also emerging ones, including Medicare Advantage, population health management and accountable care organizations. Allen officially joined AHCA/NCAL on April 27, 2023.