Cindy Ehnes, Esq.


Office: 213-542-2238
Cell: 916-599-5490

Cindy Ehnes, Principal, is an attorney licensed in California and Colorado who served as Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Director of the CA Department of Managed Health Care for seven years.

As Director, overseeing health insurance services for 21 million Californians, Mrs. Ehnes regulated the operations, clinical and financial performance for 105 health plans and 220 delegated medical groups. She launched the quality improvement program, the Right Care Initiative, involving 10 health plans and more than 50 delegated medical groups and IPAs, a ten-year program focused on improving HEDIS scores for several million HMO enrollees.

She also provided leadership to the California Quality Care Collaborative, leading initiatives to improve standards of care and EMR adoption for medical groups in the Inland Empire. As a 12-year board member of the Integrated Healthcare Association, Mrs. Ehnes has assisted in developing pay-for-performance programs and total cost of care measurement for California Medicaid managed care organizations.

In her role in consulting, Mrs. Ehnes brings her deep expertise in “what works and what doesn’t work” in regulatory, financial, risk contracting and operational mechanics to health plans and delegated providers. Cindy also provides interim health plan CEO capabilities, executive coaching, compliance reviews, as well as strategic consulting for health plans and medical groups.

Mrs. Ehnes is the author of The Prentice Hall ADA Compliance Advisor and was a world class ski racer (still avid and fast!).