Deborah Pfeifle Watkins

President, Care Bridge International

Seasoned clinician and insurance executive with extensive experience in all facets of medical claims management integrating technology with evidenced-based clinical and technical processes, quality assurance, risk management, case management and life care planning.

Deborah is the CEO of Care Bridge International, Inc., delivering Analytic- Powered Outcomes™ using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to forecast medical treatment and costs for Claims. The innovative company released its FREE Analytic-Powered COVID19 calculator at the beginning of the pandemic to offer support for medical valuations of COVID claims.

As the Former CEO of the global leader in full-service Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance and medical forecasting, she was among the first to beta test MMSEA Section 111 NGHP reporting with CMS. Deborah received the 2010 Oracle Titan Award and Gartner 1to1 CRM Silver Award for a technology, data analytics implementation. She spearheaded an effort with the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) to produce “Medicare Set Asides and Workers Compensation” presented at the 2014 Annual Issues Symposium. She is experienced in claims management of catastrophic/complex/ chronic disease populations and recognized for excellence in clinical strategy and Return-to-Work outcomes. She has held key roles in major group health, workers compensation and group benefit insurance companies including taking part in the Federal Medicare+Choice pilot program, the precursor for Medicare Advantage C Plans. Deborah has an Executive master’s in healthcare leadership (MBA/MPH) from Brown University and a Master of Science in Nursing. She is passionate about innovation in claims and healthcare transformation.