Glenn Hagele

Glenn Hagele is the founder and Executive Director of the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance, (CRSQA) an independent, nonprofit, patient/consumer health organization founded in 1997. CRSQA provides detailed information about LASIK and certifies refractive surgery doctors.

As an advocate for Lasik patients, Glenn Hagele has raised concerns about approval of medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration and has been quoted in multiple television, radio, magazine, and newspaper articles regarding the potential risk and rewards of Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, P-IOLs and other surgical techniques to reduce the need for glasses and contacts.

As an independent consultant from 1982 to 1997 with Creative Marketing Design, Inc. (CMD), Glenn Hagele participated in several different facets of the healthcare industry. Mr. Hagele was responsible for the start-up of a management services organization (MSO) in Detroit and a specialist Independent Provider Association (IPA) in Sacramento. The Sacramento IPA required the recruitment of over 700 medical and allied health professionals for a statewide vision services provider panel. As Chief Operating Officer of the IPA Mr. Hagele negotiated capitated reimbursement agreements with several of the nation's largest health maintenance organizations (HMO).

From 1993 through 1995 Glenn Hagele was the Director of Provider Contracting for Healthdent of California, Inc. In this position Mr. Hagele was responsible for all allied health provider agreements within a dental HMO. Mr. Hagele recruited the appropriate providers at specific geographic locations and accommodated all regulatory agency concerns. Mr. Hagele completed development an integrated relational database software program to track Healthdent's provider panel needs during his tenure at Healthdent. Mr. Hagele was Project Manager of the team that created an analysis of provider reimbursement and developed a new pricing structure for Healthdent's seven beneficiary plans based upon utilization trends.

With CMD's own Senior VisionCare program, Glenn Hagele created a profitable preferred provider organization (PPO) active in 19 states from 1986 through 1995. Senior VisionCare allowed the waiver of Medicare deductible and copayment for qualifying seniors. This product required creative and detailed analysis of federal Medicare regulations. Senior VisionCare withstood the scrutiny of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services without a single negative evaluation.

Professional Interests
Glenn Hagele is active in several arts organizations in his community and is an adjunct instructor of computer sciences at MTI College of Business and Technology, an accredited vocational college. Mr. Hagele also teaches furniture design and construction, specializing in the Arts & Crafts period.
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