Harriet Starr, Vice President, Government Contracts

Harriet Starr

Ms. Starr has been with NYCHSRO/MedReview for more than eight years. As Vice President, Government Contracts, Ms. Starr is responsible for the successful development and management of $5.2 million in contracts with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) in areas of continuing care, including the AIDS Institute’s Part A Quality Management Program, Nursing Homes, Licensed Home Care Service Agencies, Adult Care Facilities and Traumatic Brain Injury providers. Ms. Starr develops and negotiates budgets and work plans, serves as liaison with state government and supervises staff of approximately 50 nurses and social workers.

Ms. Starr has spent the greater part of her career, spanning nearly thirty years, involved with quality assurance, quality improvement and review of Medicaid and Medicare health care. Prior to joining NYCHSRO/MedReview, Ms. Starr worked at IPRO since its inception in 1983 and at Kings County Health Care Review Organization, a predecessor professional standards review organization. At IPRO, Ms. Starr served as Vice President of Project Development and Evaluation, Vice President of Information and Communication and Vice President of Management Information Systems and was a major author of their successful proposals to become the statewide Medicaid utilization review agent and the statewide Medicare peer review organization. Ms. Starr designed the Medicaid and Medicare review instruments, instructed the programming staff in the information flow, including policies and procedures related to hospital billing and reimbursement, and oversaw the development and evaluation of clinical quality improvement projects under the CMS (formerly HCFA) Health Care Quality Improvement Program and for the Medicaid population.

Ms. Starr co-authored several articles about clinical quality improvement published in peer reviewed journals and served as a Board member of the New York State Department of Health Data Protection Review Board.

Ms. Starr holds an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and was an Instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Upsala College