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  • Jun 4, 2018

WESTLAKE, Texas, June 4, 2018 – Debra Machos recently joined Advanced Plan for Health (APH) as Sr. Vice President of Strategic Product Development and Management. In her role, Debra will work hand in hand with our valued clients to ensure mutual success with our Client Services team. She also will have her eye on evolving client needs and market changes to ensure APH’s Poindexter platform continues to adapt and innovate ahead of the industry.

A decisive, action-oriented and relationship-building leader, Debra is a highly effective and analytical healthcare executive experienced in strategy, operations, technology and client relations. Her strong financial acumen and exceptional critical thinking skills bring expertise in designing and implementing effective solutions and product innovations.

Prior to joining the APH team, Debra served as VP Strategy, Planning and Business Development at Children’s Health where she identified, developed and operationalized new access points to meet growth objectives. She led a team of internal consultants in identifying opportunities, evaluating strategic value, performing due diligence and prioritizing resource investments.

Previously, Debra served as the Regional VP, Revenue Cycle Point Solutions for Parallon, a subsidiary of HCA and a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services. She managed customer service and collections centers that served more than 30 major health systems across the U.S. As the COO for Parallon’s National Patient Account Services, Debra managed self-pay and small-balance insurance collections with an annual volume of ~6.8M accounts totaling $7.0B and led ~600 employees across two locations.

Earlier in her career, Debra held various roles at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. She began her professional career with Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center as a Financial Analyst.

Debra holds an MBA from LeTourneau University in Longview, TX, and a BS in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

About Advanced Plan for Health

Founded in 2004, Advanced Plan for Health’s advanced and predictive healthcare analytics platform, Poindexter, delivers customized, precise, cost-saving visibility and actionable recommendations that help health plans, TPAs, brokers, employers, providers and others reduce the cost and risk of healthcare while keeping quality high.  From troublesome trends in the health of populations to inefficient provider utilization, APH has the data insight and consultative expertise to help clients quickly implement actions that achieve proven results and support long-term strategies. Other APH offerings include design and management of Nurse Navigation services, engagement and relationship-building with local healthcare providers, and more. Learn more at

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