Angela L Perri

  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Policy and Management

"I love teaching and I love the job I get to do each day for UPMC...both of which have a goal of improving health care now and for future generations."


Chief Medicare Officer
UPMC Health Plan

Angela L. Perri leads UPMC Health Plan’s Medicare Products division, which includes the Medicare Advantage and Special Needs Plans (SNP) serving Pennsylvania known as UPMC for Life. She provides strategic direction for the Medicare-SNP products focused on serving all seniors, persons with disabilities, and those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Reporting to Diane Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Insurance Division, Angela is responsible for overall Medicare product performance, strategic direction and related program development and implementation as well as achieving top-line revenue objectives and bottom-line profitability targets while maintaining/enhancing customer and provider satisfaction.

Joining the Health Plan in early 2018 to facilitate Medicare strategy, Angela led Medicare STARs (5 STAR HMO, PPO plans) and was tasked to direct the Business Transformation Office of the UPMC Insurance Services Division leading business alignment and strategy initiatives, planning and prioritization for key business efforts, multidisciplinary approaches for development and growth. This included responsibility for Organizational Performance and Project Management Office (PMO, Six Sigma, Business Engineers), Innovation tools, apps, and strategies, Digital Development including telehealth and RxWell, Internal Proprietary Clinical Software including product development and management. She will maintain her current responsibilities for oversight of the development of the proprietary UPMC clinical software solution (HealthPlaNET).

Angela has nearly 25 years of experience in managed health care and managed behavioral health care. Prior to joining UPMC Health Plan, she served in executive leadership roles for several Fortune 100 organizations including UnitedHealth Group (Optum), Centene Corporation, and Amerigroup (an Anthem Company). She has led product and program development, strategic planning, eHealth, business development and growth for Medicaid and LTSS, Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), Medicare Advantage and Special Needs Plans, the Marketplace, and commercial products designing and implementing population health management solutions for these MCOs/MBHOs in nearly all 50 states.

She is passionately committed to serving the underserved in health care and education.

She is also recognized nationally as an expert on population health program designs such as models of care for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), Foster Care (children), Managed Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) and integrated behavioral health. These include the innovations, process changes, and digital or technology solutions supporting these strategies to sustain value-based care efforts. Other activities include, but are not limited to the following:


1991 | Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA | Bachelor of Arts

2009 | Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO | Master of Business Administration, emphasis Health Care Administration

2009 | JURAN Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, DMAIC, DMADV, Lean



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