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Lisa Macchia

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Lisa Macchia

Assistant Vice President, University Health Plans
University of Southern Calforina
managed care
self-funded health plans
managed pharmacy benefits
long-term care


Ms. Macchia received her J.D. from Golden Gate University and her B.A. from Mills College. Her professional experience includes 25 years of health care management experience, beginning in 1980 with health care labor relations in San Francisco and transitioning to managed care in 1984, when she became national director of provider relations and subsequently national development counsel for Maxicare Health Plans. She served as director of health plans for the University of Southern California for a dozen years. In that capacity, she was the plan administrator with final decision-making authority for the University's self-funded PPO plan covering 13,000 people. She oversaw three HMO options offered to USC faculty and staff (Kaiser, California Care and PacifiCare) as well as one self-funded and one fully insured dental option.

University of Southern California - University Park Campus
UGB 214, M/C 8014
Los Angeles  California  90089
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 740-0035
Office Fax: 
(213) 740-0265


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