Rachel DeScenza | Chief of Staff for President, COO, and Vice President Strategic Programs, Carecentrix

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Rachel DeScenza has recently joined Carecentrix as Chief of Staff for President, COO and Vice President Strategic Programs.   Prior to joining Carecentrix, she was Vice President, Medicare PMO, at CVS/Aetna.  Rachel has over twenty-four years’ experience in Government Programs healthcare regulatory compliance, operations, and program management.  In addition, Rachel has led several integrations including the Coventry integration and migration program and the Humana pre-merger program for the Medicare line of business.  Rachel most recently led the Medicare platform assessment, selection, and implementation of the Medicare Next Gen Program.   As part of her previous Operations Integrity role at Aetna, and her past roles at AMERIGROUP, Oxford and United, Rachel has had direct oversight for the Medicare Advantage plans. In addition to the oversight responsibilities, Rachel has been directly involved with expansion applications, fraud waste and abuse programs, Compliance Officer for a large PDP, internal and external audits and development of formalized compliance programs.   Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Green Mountain College in Vermont and has completed her course work in Healthcare Policy Administration from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.  Rachel resides in New Canaan, CT with her husband and her two children.