Wartenberg joined Moffitt in 2006 and has worked extensively with the Moffitt Medical Group, developing financial and operational reporting tools. As Senior Director of Financial Analysis and Budgeting, she oversaw an annual operating budget of $1.2 billion and a capital budget of $96 million. She also managed forecasting, financial decision support and strategic financial planning, with a team of analysts offering financial advisory services across Moffitt. Wartenberg was also responsible for Medicare and Medicaid hospital cost reporting and reimbursement, as well as research indirect cost setting.
Wartenberg has been instrumental in helping executive leadership save $40 million and surpass Moffitt’s financial goals for the past five years. Her financial analysis leadership also supported the development of a nationally recognized lung cancer bundle payment model, as well as an oncology shared savings program.
“Karen’s keen insight and understanding of oncology practice issues have led to initiatives that greatly benefitted Moffitt Medical Group and Moffitt Cancer Center. Karen has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to formulate strategies that have greatly contributed to our financial health,” said G. Douglas Letson, M.D., executive vice president, physician-in-chief and Moffitt Medical Group president.
Wartenberg is a member of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers, serving on the Business Analytics Committee. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida.
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