Lucretia Hydell, ASA, MAAA, MFA, MS joined the New York office of Wakely in June of 2023. She is an accomplished consulting actuary with a diverse background in the healthcare industry. Her has been focused on value-based Care (VBC) risk arrangements, Medicare and Medicaid pricing, as well as traditional actuarial functions such as forecasting and valuation, she has been instrumental in driving financial insights and providing strategic support to various organizations.
Prior to joining Wakely Consulting Group, an HMA Company, Lucretia was the Director of Senior Product Valuation at Point32Health, where she led a team responsible for managing the Senior Product P&L across multiple legal entities and valuing provider risk arrangements. Her expertise includes reserve setting, forecasting, actuarial memorandums, estimating provider risk liabilities, developing provider risk reporting capabilities, and high-cost member value-based care arrangements. Additionally, she collaborated with contracting, accounting, and pricing teams to ensure alignment with long term organizational goals.
As the Principal and Actuary of Analytics at Cityblock Health, Lucretia managed a dedicated team responsible for supporting value-based care negotiations, specifically: condition and spend analytics; financial modeling; regression and opportunity assessment. She played a significant role in developing financial models aligned with Cityblock's value-driven approach, identifying impactable member cohorts and valuing savings opportunities. She also supported the vetting of new business ideas.
During her tenure as the Director of Actuarial Services at Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Lucretia led a team of actuaries providing invaluable financial, analytic, and strategic support across various lines of business, including Johns Hopkins Medicine’s (JHM) accountable care organization (ACO), Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and employee health plans. Her contributions included building out robust forecast models, participating in an executive Medicare strategy committee, aligning IBNR logic and analytics across the organization and developing strategic financial analytic dashboards.
At Evolent Health, she served as a Senior Director of Actuarial Services where she managed Medicare bid development for all clients, supported risk negotiations from the health system side, trained and supervised a team of analysts, and collaborated on business development opportunities for Medicaid. She also served as the Medicare actuarial SME across the organization.
Lucretia hails from Ama, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, and regularly goes back to her hometown. Her hobbies include various outdoor activities like hiking and roller skating, traveling and taking ballet classes and is also a passionate volunteer and delivers meals to the elderly. She holds a Master of Science in mathematics from Southern University/A&M College, a Master of Fine Arts in dance from Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Louisiana State University. She is also an associate member of the Society of Actuaries.