Noridian Hires Experienced Medicaid Professional to Manage Iowa Contract
FARGO, N.D. (Aug. 11, 2022) – Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian), a leader in developing solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs, has hired Harish Chhatlani, a skilled state health program professional, as the account manager of the Iowa Medicaid contract. As manager, Chhatlani will continue to provide exceptional customer service to Iowa and deliver innovative solutions to ensure the success of the state’s Medicaid program.
“At Noridian, we provide services that are essential to health programs operating successfully so people can receive care. Therefore, it’s important we bring on people who understand the challenges facing our customers, so they can help those programs continue to operate,” shares Paul O’Donnell, senior vice president of government contracts at Noridian. “Harish is the perfect addition to our team because of his state and IT experience, so he understands the nuances of a Medicaid program from the inside. This will be crucial in helping to further our already strong operations and customer service. We’re thrilled to have him back on our team.”
As the account manager, Chhatlani will oversee the daily operations of the Iowa Medicaid contract to help ensure the program can continue to successfully serve its members. He will also lead his team to identify new opportunities to reduce operating costs, improve process improvements and implement technology solutions. Additionally, Chhatlani will develop and monitor budgets and ensure strong internal controls and compliance programs.
As an IT professional, Chhatlani joins Noridian with more than 20 years of experience developing technology solutions for health and human services programs including Medicaid, SNAP and TANF. At his most recent role as the IT manager of Iowa Department of Human Services, he oversaw the income maintenance and integrated eligibility systems. Prior to that role, Chhatlani worked as a contractor to Noridian on the Iowa Medicaid contract for 13 years. In this position, he worked on the implementation of enterprise technology solutions to achieve optimum automation and created enhancements for the state’s Medicaid program’s major systems.
“I have always admired Noridian’s work culture and professionalism, whether it was when I worked as a contractor on the Medicaid account or in my most recent role with the state of Iowa. When this opportunity presented itself, I knew it was the right time to come back and work again with an incredibly talented team,” says Chhatlani. “As a highly respected partner of Iowa, I’m looking forward to continuing the impactful work Noridian has already made on the state’s Medicaid program by bringing forth the innovative solutions and exceptional customer service the company is known for.”
Chhatlani has a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Nagpur in Maharashtra, India. He also has his Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scum Master (CSM) certifications. Chhatlani resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
Chhatlani will be at the 2022 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) in Charlotte, Aug. 15 -18. Stop by booth #419 to learn about Noridian’s full suite of administrative services for the public and private health care markets or visit Noridian.com.
About Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) develops solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs through a full suite of innovative offerings, including claims processing, medical review, and contact center and provider administrative services. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, with staff located throughout the nation, Noridian administrates people-first services across all 50 U.S. states. Leveraging its decades of experience, the Noridian team designs and implements customizable, high-quality solutions to eliminate common health care barriers, enabling access to care. For more information, visit www.noridian.com.
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