Lawyer Monthly - Women In Law Awards 2022

About ILS Independent Living Systems is a Floridabased company, with a nationwide impact, providing a comprehensive range of turnkey payer services to managed care organizations and providers. Focused on those that support high-cost, complex populations in the dual eligible (Medicare and Medicaid), persons with disabilities, and special needs markets. An industry leader in managing home and community-based programs for two decades, ILS leverages an awardwinning technology platform to improve health outcomes. ILS owns and operates Florida Community Care (FCC), Florida’s only statewide Medicaid long-term care provider service network. As well as Florida Complete Care (FC2), a Medicare Advantage special needs plan for people who live in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or live at home and have complex health issues that require more coordinated and comprehensive care. About Stephanie Stephanie obtained her law degree from Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law in 2016. She began her legal career focused on civil defense litigation before pursing her current field, health care law. Stephanie presently serves as the Vice President of Medicare at Independent Living Systems, LLC (ILS) where she has devoted her legal skills to the business aspect of improving health outcomes and reducing costs. Prior to assuming her current role of Vice President, Stephanie worked as Legal Counsel of ILS providing guidance and playing an integral role in the 2022 launch and ongoing operation of the company’s Medicare health plan. Launching a new Medicare plan involves following strict state and federal requirements. Stephanie was instrumental in supporting the launch of the plan through providing the necessary legal oversight and the implementation of best practices, specifically as it relates to Institutional Special Needs Plans. Additionally, Stephanie led the implementation of the plan’s prescription benefit by providing oversight of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager and ensured a seamless transition to operationalizing the Medicare Part D benefit. Today, she is responsible for the Compliance, Operations and Sales departments of FC2. Stephanie’s passion for the health care field, most importantly providing quality care to the most vulnerable populations, has contributed towards the success of the new Florida Complete Care plan. Her passion for serving the community doesn’t just stop at health care. She serves as a volunteer advocate as well as an Associate Board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) NYC, advocating for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect and are navigating the foster care system. Stephanie has also served as a volunteer at the Lighthouse Guild, assisting elders who are visually impaired. In 2019, she was recognized by the Mayor Bill De Blasio with the city’s Excellence in Service award. Stephanie Plana Young Lawyer of the Year VP ofMedicare at Independent Living Systems, LLC USA 82

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