Dr. Frenzen has over 14 years of experience in health care analytics, strategy, and policy in the public health sector. She currently serves as a Principal at Myers and Stauffer. She has extensive experience in state-level rate development initiatives, programmatic- and policy-related HCBS waiver work, and complex project management. Dr. Frenzen’s area of specialization lies in program structuring and resource allocation for marginalized patient populations, especially the intellectually and developmentally disabled.
Prior to her role with Myers and Stauffer, Dr. Frenzen served as a Managing Director at CBIZ Optumas where she oversaw projects for state Medicaid programs, private insurers and health plans, and county-level public health programs. Dr. Frenzen’s expertise in public health and Medicaid financing has positioned her to support clients in making difficult policy and programmatic decisions around rate setting processes and Total Cost of Care (TCOC) analyses. Dr. Frenzen uses her state-level experience to support clients in the pursuit of improving quality and patient outcomes.
Dr. Frenzen’s career has included development of risk adjusted rates in New York, Nebraska, Alabama, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. Her work in these states has included overseeing calculations of MCO capitation rates under 1115 waivers, carve-out rates, behavioral health rates, TCOC for accountable care organizations (ACOs), managing of budget neutrality parameters, the resetting of risk adjustment factors, trend analyses, and forecasting. These projects have required the use of multiple data sources, including detailed claims and eligibility data, incomplete encounter data, financial statements, historical cost data, and other publicly available data. Additionally, Dr. Frenzen has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and highly values the role of qualitative data in health care decision making. Dr. Frenzen’s academic background has positioned her well to utilize and synthesize multiple data sources to improve processes and outcomes based on the needs of her clients.
Dr. Frenzen earned her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MBA from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Science in Health Economics, Policy, and Management from the London School of Economics.