ATF Medical is in growth mode! Our newest addition to the team is Abbi Akstulewicz, who has just started as our Director of Payer Partnerships. This is a new position, and she reports to Brendan Swift, working to enhance, grow and establish new relationships with our payer partners, nationally.
Abbi has a strong background in workers’ compensation care coordination, complex care and catastrophic claims management. While studying nursing, she gained hands-on experience with a local home care company where she provided care to adults with special needs and disabilities.
“I have a real passion for helping people that are struggling with paraplegia and tetraplegia,” she said.
Most recently Abbi served CorLife as Supervisor Claims Specialist, Workers’ Compensation, developing and executing strategic plans to achieve favorable carrier and patient outcomes on catastrophic claims.
Earlier this month, Abbi had the honor of serving on a panel, “Catastrophic Case Management in a Post COVID-19 World” at the Insurance Rehabilitation Synergy Group (IRSG) conference in Dallas, TX.
She graduated from Rasmussen College in Green Bay with a degree in nursing and a goal of going into case management. In 2019, she was hired by CorLife as a Workers’ Comp Claims Specialist.
Abbi lives in Shawano, Wisconsin (about 35 miles from Green Bay) near where she was born and raised.
Her family all live nearby and she cohabits with Finn (the dog pictured with her above) and her cat Boots. She comes from an outdoorsy family and enjoys hiking, fishing and hunting. And she’s also a foodie, who likes to cook and try new food when she’s traveling.
Like many of ATF Medical’s staff, she volunteers. She’s the Director of the Leopolis Booster Club, a community-based service and give-back club. The organization hosts an annual, free fishing day for kids and is working on its 38th annual triathlon.
Welcome Abbi (and Finn and Boots) by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org!