Dr. Lawyer will lead clinical efforts of the Maryland Medicaid contract
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- KePRO, a national medical management firm, appointed Lenaye Lawyer, MD, FACOG, to the position of Medical Director. Dr. Lawyer will oversee all clinical aspects of Medicaid operations being performed in KePRO's Hunt Valley, Maryland Harrisburg office.
"Dr. Lawyer has practiced her entire medical career in Maryland," said Alice Stollenwerk Petrulis, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer for KePRO. "She has intimate knowledge of the state's Medicaid program and strong relationships with many of the providers. She will be instrumental in furthering KePRO's outreach activities to Maryland's providers, and garnering acceptance of our web-based utilization review tools and processes."
Dr. Lawyer will lead all medical aspects relating to KePRO's peer review process, Medicaid utilization review and hearing activities, and other projects originating from the Maryland office. She will also play a key role in promoting the company's business development, physician recruitment, and strategic planning initiatives.
"I've been actively involved in the Maryland health care community for many years, and look forward to networking with providers to improve process efficiencies that enable them to focus more time on patient care," said Dr. Lawyer. "Medicaid serves many of the state's most vulnerable citizens. Ensuring they are getting the right care, at the right time, every time is vital. I am proud to help make that a reality."
Dr. Lawyer is currently the Treasurer of the Baltimore City Medical Society, for which she has been a board member for three years. She was actively involved in the ACTiVATE program through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Lawyer has received many citations, including the Governor's Citation for work performed in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, after hurricane Katrina, one from the Scott-Hawkins Leadership Institute, The Links, Inc. and a service citation from Howard University College of Medicine.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree and graduated magna cum laude from Howard University College of Liberal Arts, and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Lawyer completed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Systems.
KePRO and its family of companies provide total medical management solutions to public and private clients throughout the United States. By transforming data into action, KePRO's evidence-based approach to patient- centric care optimizes individual health outcomes while delivering financial results. Satisfied clients include federal, state, and county governments; third party administrators; health plans and managed care organizations; and third party administrators.
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KePRO also has offices in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. KePRO is URAC health utilization management and case management accredited. For more information about KePRO, visit http://www.kepro.org.
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