Sutter Well being and Aetna chosen Jeb Dunkelberger to guide their well being plan three way partnership, the organizations introduced Wednesday.
Dunkelberger, who led nationwide gross sales and technique for healthcare automation firm Notable Well being and has expertise within the insurance coverage business, is tasked with coordinating the three way partnership’s enlargement with employers throughout 16 Northern California counties. He changed Steve Wigginton, who led the corporate by its first two-plus years.
“Jeb has an in depth depth and breadth of expertise within the healthcare sector, and a confirmed file of success growing revolutionary partnerships amongst suppliers, payers and well being administration,” Kristen Miranda, Aetna California market president and head of its west area, stated in ready remarks.
Hartford, Conn.-based insurer Aetna, which has since merged with CVS Well being, and Sutter, a 24-hospital not-for-profit system primarily based in Sacramento, Calif., shaped a 50-50 three way partnership in 2017 to launch a well being plan designed to decrease healthcare prices for self-insured employers and their staff.
The corporate follows the lead of different insurer-provider partnerships that goal to mix insurer and supplier knowledge to raised coordinate care. Aetna has shaped comparable relationships with Allina Well being, Texas Well being Sources, Inova Well being System and Banner Well being.
In these partnerships, well being plans present incentives to maintain sufferers throughout the well being system’s slim community of hospitals and medical doctors which are anticipated to ship higher high quality care at decrease prices. In any other case, sufferers should pay for many or all of their care out of pocket in the event that they obtain care outdoors the community.