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    Christian Jensrud

Principal & Office Business Leader


Christian is the Office Business Leader in Atlanta for Mercer Government Human Services Consulting (GHSC) with expertise in Medicaid, executive leadership, strategy, budgeting, managed care rate setting, and healthcare economics. Clients can rely on his 22 years of hospital, integrated health system, and Medicaid managed care experience to manage ongoing projects, new initiatives, or strategy related to changes to current Medicaid programs. 

Experience


Prior to joining Mercer, Christian was the Vice President with Amerigroup/WellPoint’s national Medicaid health plan for eight years and worked with major integrated health systems and hospitals in New Mexico and Georgia before that. He provided executive management, healthcare economics analysis, medical finance, new business Medicaid underwriting, business development, program development and strategy related to managed care growth. Some of Christian’s accomplishments include:

  • Broad role in financial evaluation, underwriting, and submission of winning managed care bids that helped the company grow revenues by more than 10 billion and that ultimately created several billion in tax payer savings over a 15 year period.
  • Participated in program development and rate negotiation during the launch of New Mexico’s coordinated long term care program.
  • Provided cost savings analysis, financial impact analysis, and funding strategies for proposed changes to numerous Medicaid programs.
  • Advised state financial leadership, Medicaid leadership, and governor budget offices on alternative approaches and impact to improving and reforming state Medicaid programs
  • Built detailed models to project impact of proposed changes to long term care support and service programs in several states.
  • Provided strategic and tactical support in response to health care reform and Medicaid expansion.
  • Testified before several state legislatures and published numerous white papers to provide advice and analysis to support decision making related to proposed changes to Medicaid programs.
  • Developed Medicaid data warehouse to produce periodic and ad hoc reporting to states.
  • Strategic and technical support of Medicaid health plan administrative cost efficiency improvements.
  • Advisor to state officials related to innovation, improvements, and emerging issues related to the Medicaid population nationwide.
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Education


Bachelor in Business Administration, Georgia Southern University

Affiliations and Designations


Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow