Prior to this, Tammy was Specialty Pharmacy Program Manager for the University of Michigan Health System. When she began in this position, the program was in its infancy. Under her direction, it became a multi-million dollar enterprise experiencing a 40% annual growth rate while achieving favorable profit margins. Her oversight included all aspects of department functions including clinical management, fulfillment services, benefit and eligibility verification and counseling, prior authorization, patient assistance, billing and collections, third-party reimbursement, and medication distribution. She was also responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance, monitoring changes to state and federal agencies and accreditation bodies pertaining to specialty pharmacy.
Tammy joined the University of Michigan Health System team beginning in revenue cycle where she held various progressive positions before accepting a position in transplant finance. In this position she worked with patients, families and transplant teams to coordinate reimbursement for transplant related services. By working closely with the UMHS contracting office and billing department she engaged in negotiations with third party payers to be certain all requirements were met for referrals, authorizations and case rate agreements for the transplant evaluation and the transplant event.
Tammy Zukowski received a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelors degree in Business with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Cleary University in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She lives in Bloomfield, Michigan.