Maria Turner – Managing Director
Before joining AArete, Maria Turner began her career at Arthur Andersen where she provided audit and consulting services to privately held companies in a variety of industries including the transportation, professional services, and non-profit sectors. She subsequently served as the CFO for a provider of global brand management solutions.
With nearly twenty years of consulting experience, Maria is a leader in AArete’s Healthcare Payment Intelligence™ practice with a focus on configuration and overpayment analytics, including Healthcare Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA), and other payment integrity issues. She works closely with leading insurance payers to design and implement comprehensive solutions that are customized to align with each client’s unique business requirements resulting in the early detection, recovery, and prevention of overpayments in healthcare claims. She couples her depth of business knowledge with her expertise in healthcare to create innovative solutions that are tailored to meet the challenges healthcare payers currently face.
In addition to serving clients, Maria is a member of AArete’s Executive Leadership Team and is an Executive Sponsor of AArete’s Women’s Initiative Network. Maria holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Iowa, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and belongs to the Illinois CPA Society. Additionally, Maria is a member of the University of Iowa Tippie Advisory Board and former chairperson of Tippie’s Professional Accounting Council. She is the recipient of the 2023 University of Iowa Outstanding Accounting Alumni Award and the 2020 Consulting Magazine’s Women Leaders in Technology – Excellence Leadership Award. Maria is also a member of the Women Business Leaders (WBL) of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.