Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS) welcomes Mark Koepke as its new business development director. In collaboration with HMS’ leadership team, he will be responsible for developing initiatives to achieve the company’s long-term growth goals. In particular, Koepke will support the company’s growth strategy that focuses on agencies within the federal government, including but not limited to CMS — where he worked for nearly a decade — and selected state governments, in order to accelerate HMS’ impact in those markets.
Koepke is a transformational change agent with more than 30 years of experience in business development and health policy. Using his skills as a relationship manager, he excels at establishing networks and developing new ideas and initiatives, particularly in the areas of quality improvement, performance measurement and compliance. Most recently, he served as managing director for health at IMPAQ International, securing new business opportunities for the health policy research firm, including assisting in the success of 20 proposals which together resulted in over $60 million of revenue over five years. He also previously held positions as:
- Health Program Director at Social & Scientific Systems
- Director of Federal Business Development and Special Projects at Iowa Foundation for Medical Care
- Project Officer and Health Insurance Specialist at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Director of Business Integration and Compliance at BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina
- Manager of Quality Support Services at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
- Program Manager at Washington Business Group on Health
Koepke has a wealth of business development knowledge, but his skills as an analyst, writer and communicator truly set him apart. He has leveraged these skills to manage many strategic external relationships with state and federal agencies, businesses and individual experts. He also has led corporate-wide growth initiatives and has generated millions of dollars of revenue.
Koepke also has extensive “boots on the ground” healthcare and government legislative work. He spent the first years of his career in administrative and legal roles for the University of Chicago Hospitals, North Carolina Department of Justice, and Senator Terry Sanford (D-North Carolina). This unique background provides him with a deeper understanding of how government and healthcare organizations should be run from the ground up.
“We are thrilled for Mark to join our organization,” said HMS President and CEO Leah Heimbach. “With extensive business development and health policy experience, he is an excellent addition to our leadership team.”