Jen Rak, JD, MPH, is Vice President at CapView where she works with health plans, life sciences companies, health systems, and think tanks, with particular expertise in payment, quality initiatives, and health care innovation and transformation issues. Jen previously was Director of Health Policy in Anthem’s Public Policy Institute where she led research work on Medicare, Commercial, and Health Care Exchange marketplace. There, she focused on payment policies and strengthening risk adjustment programs in these markets. She also led work examining issues in quality ratings programs, particularly the Medicare Advantage and Part D Star Ratings program. Prior to joining Anthem, Jen worked in the Division of Eligibility and Enrollment at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO).
From 2010 until 2014, Jen was a consultant with Avalere Health, a health policy consulting firm, where she supported health plan and life science clients on health reform issues, especially related to Medicare Advantage and Part D. Jen has also worked on developing quantitative analyses and data models supporting a variety of strategic business initiatives for life science and health plans. Previously, Jen was an Executive Director in the Federal Programs Health Policy department at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Jen is a certified patent attorney and worked as an associate in the law firm of Cooper & Dunham, LLC prosecuting biologic patent applications. Jen has a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, a Masters of Health Policy degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College.
- Rak, J. (2002). An Rx for Reform: A Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine, 12(2): 449-505.