Dorothy Ginsberg Joins Altitude Edge Consultants

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David Reyes, principal, Altitude Edge Consultants, announces that Dorothy Ginsberg has joined the health care consulting organization. Ms. Ginsberg adds extensive aging services expertise and experience to the firm, having served until now as the State Administrator for all New Jersey Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs.

David Reyes, principal, Altitude Edge Consultants, announces that Dorothy Ginsberg has joined the health care consulting organization. Ms. Ginsberg adds extensive aging services expertise and experience to the firm, having served until now as the State Administrator for all New Jersey Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs.

“Dorothy brings the right experience at the right time for our firm. Her PACE administrative experience within the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and her in-depth knowledge of PACE will greatly benefit our clients as she assists them to navigate the complex PACE application process. This expertise will translate to time and cost savings for our clients,” Mr. Reyes said.

Prior to joining Altitude Edge Consultants, Ms. Ginsberg led the creation of New Jersey’s PACE infrastructure development, which included updating the State Plan Amendment; establishing a capitated Medicaid rate; creating policies and procedures for implementing and monitoring PACE; and providing technical assistance to prospective PACE organizations in support of their applications to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Ms. Ginsberg was previously the supervisor for the Department’s Division of Aging and Community Services’ (DACS) state-funded home and community-based programs that included the Congregate Housing Services Program, the Statewide Respite Care Program and the Alzheimer’s Adult Day Services Program. She was the Project Manager for the National Family Caregiver Support Program grant, awarded to New Jersey in 2001 by the U.S. Administration on Aging and managed all DACS activities involving family caregiving programs, presentations and conferences. Prior to that, she was the Project Coordinator for the Nursing Facility Transitions Grant, awarded to New Jersey in 1999 by CMS.

Ms. Ginsberg has presented to numerous state and national groups on institutional and community long-term care; co-chaired the New Jersey Women’s Caregiver Retreat for three years; developed and implemented the state’s Caregivers Best Practices conference, attended by 300 professionals; and was a member of the Governor’s Stakeholders Task Force on the Olmstead Supreme Court decision that reaffirmed the rights of persons with disabilities to live in the community. She has been a registered nurse for 30 years, with extensive experience in home and community-based services for the aging and people with disabilities.

About Altitude Edge Consultants (http://www.altitudeedge.com)
Founded in 2005, Altitude Edge Consultants provides health care plan management and consulting expertise to leading health care organizations nationwide. Altitude Edge specializes in the area of aging services, including providing technical, marketing, management and operational assistance to Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

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