Meet Our Reporters

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Lauren Flynn Kelly
Executive Editor, AIS Health, and Managing Editor, Radar on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues since the early 2000s and specializes in in-depth reporting on Medicare Advantage, managed Medicaid and Medicare Part D. She also possesses a deep understanding of the complex world of pharmacy benefit management, having written AIS Health’s Radar on Drug Benefits from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016. In addition to her role as managing editor of Radar on Medicare Advantage, she oversees AIS Health’s publications and manages the health editorial staff. She graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.
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Angela Maas
Managing Editor, Radar on Specialty Pharmacy and Spotlight on Market Access

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. She also has written for Spotlight on Market Access since its 2017 launch. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at Hem Aware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.
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Leslie Small
Managing Editor, Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits

Leslie has been working in journalism since 2009 and reporting on the health care industry since 2014. She has covered the many ups and downs of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the failed health insurer mega-mergers, and hundreds of other storylines spanning subjects such as Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, employer-sponsored insurance, and prescription drug coverage. As the managing editor of Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits, she writes and edits for both publications while overseeing a small team of reporters who also focus on the managed care sector. Before joining AIS Health, she was a senior editor for the e-newsletter Fierce Health Payer, and she started her career as a copy editor at multiple local newspapers. She graduated with a dual degree in journalism and political science from Penn State University.
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Peter Johnson
Senior Editor, Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits

Peter has worked as a journalist since 2011 and has covered health care since 2020. At AIS Health, Peter covers trends in finance, business and policy that affect the health insurance and pharma sectors. For Health Plan Weekly, he covers all aspects of the U.S. health insurance sector, including employer-sponsored insurance, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and the Affordable Care Act individual marketplaces. In Radar on Drug Benefits, Peter covers the operations of (and conflicts between) pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a particular focus on pricing dynamics and market access. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered transportation, public safety and local government for various outlets in Seattle, his hometown and current place of residence. He graduated with a B.A. from Colby College.
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Tim Casey
Reporter, Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits

Tim has been a reporter and editor for newspapers, websites and magazines for more than 20 years, including 10 years covering health care business topics. He has a deep knowledge of the managed care industry and pharmacy benefit management. He also has experience covering medical conferences and clinical and legislative health care issues. In 2014, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing selected Tim as one of 15 journalists to participate in a national symposium on the Affordable Care Act. Tim has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.
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Carina Belles
Reporter, Radar on Medicare Advantage and Spotlight on Market Access

Carina has been covering public-sector health care since 2018. As a data reporter for Radar on Medicare Advantage, she creates infographics and data stories on issues impacting Medicare, Medicaid and Part D. She also develops AIS Health Daily, a free daily newsletter that showcases AIS’s strong reporting across our four publications and parent company Norstella’s suite of market access and data solutions. Prior to joining the editorial team, she managed Medicare and Medicaid data for the Directory of Health Plans, AIS’s industry-standard health coverage database. She graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Journalism.
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Jinghong Chen
Reporter, Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits

Jinghong has been producing infographics and data stories on employer-sponsored insurance, public health insurance programs and prescription drug coverage for AIS Health’s Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits since 2018. She also manages AIS Health’s annual executive compensation database for top insurers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates. Before joining AIS Health, she interned at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting.
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Health Plan Weekly, Radar on Drug Benefits, Radar on Medicare Advantage:
Tricia Beckmann, Principal, Faegre Drinker Consulting
Brian Anderson, Principal, Milliman, Inc.
Betsy Seals, Co-Founder and CEO, Rebellis Group, LLC
Adam J. Fein, Ph. D., President, Pembroke Consulting, Inc.
Bruce Merlin Fried, Partner, Dentons
John Gorman, Founder & Chairman, Nightingale Partners LLC

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Radar on Specialty Pharmacy
Stephen Cichy, Managing Director, Monarch Specialty Group, LLC
Lee Newcomer, M.D., Principal, Lee N. Newcomer Consulting
Lynn Nishida, R.Ph., Head of Clinical Operations, Evio
Bill Noyes, Senior VP, Reimbursement Policy, National Home Infusion Assoc.
Nicholas Opalich, CEO, InfinityRx, LLC
Elan Rubinstein, Pharm.D., Principal, EB Rubinstein Associates
Rebecca Shanahan, CEO, Shanahan Capital Ventures, LLC
William Sullivan, Principal Consultant, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions LLC
Mesfin Tegenu, CEO, Rx Paradigm
Winston Wong, Pharm.D., President, W-Squared Group