I enjoy working with our clients to hone a solid financial strategy for each managed care negotiation and to help build the personal relationships between the parties that will last over the lifetime of the agreement. I believe there is a personal touch required in negotiating managed care contracts, and the relationships I have established with clients and payors over the years is what keeps my own process moving forward.
Leslie is an accomplished professional whose clients appreciate her unique and flexible approach to problem solving. She has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years, focusing much of her career on managed care contracting. A skilled negotiator with a keen understanding of the financial and analytical nuances of healthcare finance operations, Leslie is highly regarded for her ability to listen to the needs of all parties to a negotiation and help them come to an agreement. She believes that the ability to establish solid, trusting relationships is as important to a negotiation as a robust knowledge of the relevant numbers and details, and her clients value the personal touch that she brings to these sensitive discussions.
Before joining ECG, Leslie was a Senior Associate with Eveia Health, a firm specializing ambulatory surgery center (ASC) operations, business analysis, and managed care contracting. There she facilitated contract negotiations between health plans and ASCs. Prior to her work with Eveia, Leslie served as a Managed Care Specialist for National Surgical Care, an ASC development company in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, she negotiated health plan contracts for 10 ASCs, analyzing proposals from health plans and developing counterproposals.