Michelle Miller, MS, RN, PMP

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Michelle received her nursing degree in 1994 from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She worked until 2004 as a Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Registered Nurse, specializing in respiratory disorders, children with special needs, and acute trauma services. Michelle moved to Colorado in 2003 and soon turned her focus to the outpatient clinical setting.  She became a nationally certified Organ Recovery Coordinator for Colorado’s Organ Procurement Organization, Donor Alliance Inc., where she focused on increasing successful multi-organ donations in infants and children.  In 2006, she accepted a position as a Liver Transplant Coordinator at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Michelle received her Master’s degree in Leadership in Health Care Systems at Regis University, prior to joining the Colorado Medicaid team in 2013 as the Pediatric Assessment Tool (PAT) Revision Project Manager. She successfully designed and implemented a PAT pilot study, and due to its success, integrated the tool into Colorado Medicaid’s Pediatric Home Health benefit.  Michelle then transitioned into the Utilization Management (UM) Contract Manager position and made significant contributions to the modernization of the ColoradoPAR Program, the Medicaid Nurse Advice Line, and the Client Over Utilization Program over the past 3 years. Michelle was promoted to the Chief Nursing Officer position in 2016 and is proud to represent the Department in this important clinical role.  Michelle is also passionate about using data to inform clinical benefit management processes, promoting population health, and improving member health literacy.

Michelle lives in Larkspur, Colorado where she enjoys gourmet cooking, all forms of exercise, and spending time on her deck with her husband, dogs, and the local wildlife