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Eileen Kunz

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Eileen Kunz

Director for Policy and Government Relations
On Lok Inc.
Expertise: 
agreements, contracts and approvals with government health agencies
Medicare and Medicare
California Department of Health Services and Department of Managed Health Care
federal and state legislative developments regarding health
PACE comprehensive health care plan

Biography

Ms. Eileen Kunz is the director for policy and government relations for On Lok Inc. On Lok is a comprehensive health plan that provides long-term care for eligible seniors living in San Francisco and Fremont. The program offers full medical care and support services with the goal of helping seniors live at home and in the community for as long as possible. In this role, she assists in securing agreements, contracts, and approvals with the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the California Department of Health Services, and the California Department of Managed Health Care to implement On Lok SeniorHealth programs. She monitors federal and state legislative developments, and provides analyses of their implications to On Lok SeniorHealth and the PACE Model. Kunz joined On Lok in 1986 as On Lok's Replication Project Coordinator and was involved with the direction of the PACE replication project since its inception, both in formulating the initial replication criteria and in overseeing the project as it progressed. She was instrumental is the formation of the National PACE Association and served as its deputy director until 1998. Ms. Kunz holds a B.A. and a master's degree in health policy and administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

1333 Bush Street
San Francisco  California  94109
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 292-8888
Office Fax: 
(415) 292-8745

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