Mary Kay Plona
Mary Kay PlonaVice President, Consulting Principal

Mary Kay has extensive health care and leadership experience.

With more than 20 years of experience in the managed care and population health arena, along with her extensive leadership accomplishments, Mary Kay is a highly respected managed care executive. Her expertise spans a broad range of subject matter, including physician care networks, acute care inpatient settings, outpatient settings and ambulatory settings. On top of all this, she has also spent several years on both the payer and technology side of the industry, although her true passion lies in the development and maximization of clinical workflows, and operational programs. In addition to the traditional UM, CM, and DM deliverables, Mary Kay has also been successful in directing comprehensive programs that have led to savings of more than $16 million for two private practice physician Accountable Care Organizations (ACO).

Recently, Mary Kay joined the Medecision leadership team; and as a trusted subject matter expert for the organization, she works closely with clients to help them identify and remove barriers that may impede organizational growth. Her comprehensive knowledge and prior experience has been utilized extensively, including in the creation and deployment of a Population Health Division for a National Third-Party Administrator (TPA). In this endeavor alone, she led a full staff, and managed the deployment of software applications that supported over a half million lives.

Mary Kay’s areas of expertise include ACO formation and operations, care coordination, care management, contracting, network development & management, population health, pharmacy management and quality programs.

Outside of work you will find Mary Kay spending time enjoying life with her family and friends.