(NewMediaWire) – May 31, 2022 – Portland, Ore. – Regence Health Plans today named two new leaders to its provider network management team with responsibilities for advancing high-quality, innovative and affordable care partnerships.
Zak Ramadan-Jradi, MD, MBA, will join Regence on June 6 as vice president of network management across the health plan’s four-state footprint. He will lead the organization’s network strategy and execution out of its Seattle office. An executive with more than 25 years of health care experience, Ramadan-Jradi most recently served as executive director and vice president of accountable care at MultiCare. He received his MBA from Seattle University and his MD from The London Hospital Medical College.
“Continuing to evolve our provider relationships to ensure our members are getting the best quality care, at the right time, in the right setting is critical to improving the physical, mental and financial health of those we proudly serve,” said Amadou Yattassaye, executive vice president of market growth at Regence. “With Zak’s esteemed pedigree and deep passion for this work, I’m confident he’s the right choice to lead our provider strategy.”
“Regence is helping propel value-based health care forward across our region,” said Ramadan-Jradi. “Our members are counting on us to create a better, simpler and more affordable experience, and I’m excited to deliver on this mission.”
In addition, Regence BlueShield, Regence’s health plan in Washington, announced that Denise Corcoran has joined the health insurer as its vice president of network management. for Washington. She will provide executive leadership and strategic direction to Regence’s Washington state-based provider team, with responsibilities for developing and implementing strategies and relationships across contracting, innovative provider partnerships, cost stewardship and more.
“The status quo of rising care costs is simply unsustainable,” said Corcoran. “Today’s health care environment demands better outcomes and evolved partnerships to bend the cost curve.”
Corcoran recently served as senior vice president for Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan in Albany, NY, and also oversaw Medicare network strategy across eight states for a national insurer. She holds a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany and her Certified Health Insurance Executive (CHIE) designation from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
“More than 1.5 million people rely on us to connect them with safe, quality and affordable health care providers,” said Claire Verity, president of Regence BlueShield. “Denise’s vision and expertise will help Regence and Washington state remain a national leader in innovative and cost-effective care that supports the whole-health of those we serve.”
Regence serves more than 3.4 million people through its Regence health plans in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Each Regence health plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit regence.com.