Lecia Snell-Kinen, MSN, APRN-CNS, CCTN
Senior Strategy Consultant
As a practicing nurse for over 28 years, Lecia is both dedicated to and passionate about providing high-quality, individualized patient care. Her career has included operational and project management, performance and process improvement, and consulting. Nursing and management experience in both acute and post-acute settings has given her expertise in patient management across the care continuum. Lecia has a deep commitment to nursing education, having served as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at a private healthcare college in Omaha, and is a well-known nurse educator in transplantation.
Before joining the Loran Group, Lecia served as Vice President of Care Management Services at BioScrip, Inc. There, she led a team that developed and implemented strategic home infusion and other post-acute care management programs to support complex patients across the care continuum that resulted in cost reduction, improved quality and patient satisfaction. Lecia also directed a post-acute management program for multi-diagnosis in response to one of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) bundled payment programs (BPCI) at a large Midwestern academic center. Year one data exceeded institution set goals with a reduction in readmissions for heart failure and comprehensive joint replacement (CJR) (42% and 46%, respectively), a 20% reduction in skilled nursing facility (SNF) utilization, and a 27% reduction in SNF length of stay, both in CJR. Patient satisfaction, evaluated across the year, showed slight improvements as well.
Lecia’s tenured insight allows her to develop strategies that ensure patients are cared for the in most efficient, appropriate and cost-effective care setting. Her expertise is creating scalable population health management strategies that improve quality and reduce overall cost in the rapidly changing healthcare industry. She serves physicians, hospitals, payers, and Accountable Care Organization leaders as they navigate the changes necessary to meet the unique challenges to their organizations when they move into value-based payment models.
Lecia received her Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She holds a certification in transplant nursing from the American Board Transplant Certification and is an active member and former Education Director of the International Transplant Nurses Society. She has presented nationally as well as internationally, and is published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Lecia lives outside of Omaha with her husband and five children.