Medicaid Who’s Who Interview: Stuart Rabinowitz

Stuart Rabinowitz is the Chief Technology Officer at ARC Healthcare

Check out his LinkedIn profile HERE.

Which segment of the industry are you currently involved?

Here at ARC Healthcare, we focus on supporting the payers and providers, in addition to building robust and expandable physician networks. We help to build networks and identify areas in need of physicians. We then define them, vet them, get them onboard, and then we negotiate with them. We ensure that the Payers (i.e., Medicaid) and patients have access to adequate and quality care.

How many years have you been in the Medicaid industry?

I have been in healthcare, including some Medicaid projects, for 15+ years.

What is your focus/passion? (Industry related or not)

My biggest passion is enabling patients and providers with the right information to make good sound decisions and to understand those decisions. Another passion is resolving the information disparity.  The information disparity occur when patients and providers do not have the relevant information necessary to make healthcare decisions.

What is the top item on your “bucket list?”

Helping patients and providers understand diagnoses and treatment options. Therefore, having the right information to make the right healthcare decision is necessary.

What do you enjoy doing most with your personal time?

I play the bagpipes and like to spend time outdoors with our dogs.

Who is your favorite historical figure and why?

Copernicus. He was one of the first scientists to use measurable data to argue a controversial point – the world isn’t flat.

What is your favorite junk food?

Oh, that’s easy! Jellybeans and red licorice.

Of what accomplishment are you most proud?

My three children. I am proud of a bunch of things, but I think I’m most proud of my children.

For what one thing do you wish you could get a mulligan?

I don’t look back. I always reflect on mistakes and whatever, but there is nothing that I would say I would go back and re-do. I would learn from it and try not to repeat that mistake.

What are the top 1-3 issues that you think will be important in Medicaid during the next 6 months?

I think there is going to be a massive issue of how to provide medical coverage and provide services post-COVID-19. We are seeing lots of folks being laid off and losing their health insurance, so, naturally, you are going to see spikes in Medicaid enrollment. The primary question is, how do you provide coverage to those new enrollees, and then how do you ensure access to care? How will we ensure that our Medicaid networks can handle the increase of new enrollees and provide the quality of care that new enrollees are going to need?

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