Provider and payer expert helped found one of the nation’s first
clinically integrated networks, oversaw large regional health plan
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2017--
James R. Smith, FACHE, a nationally-recognized provider and payer
consulting strategist, has joined Navigant (NYSE: NCI) as a managing
director in its Healthcare practice. In this role, Smith will advise
hospital, health system, physician enterprise, and payer executives and
boards on operating health plans and high-performing provider networks.
Smith has more than 30 years of experience building and leading provider
organizations and health plans. He’s founding president and CEO of the
Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association (GRIPA), one of the
country’s earliest clinically integrated networks (CINs). At GRIPA, part
of Rochester Regional Health, Smith established governance and operating
structures to manage a CIN composed of more than 1,200 physicians and
four hospitals serving 200,000 members.
“Jim has spent decades collaborating with payer and provider leadership
to develop and implement strategies that increase care quality and
member satisfaction, and reduce costs,” said David Burik, managing
director and leader of Navigant’s payer/provider consulting division.
“His broad expertise is invaluable in an industry where deep integration
is a must to enhance care delivery.”
Smith most recently served as executive vice president at GE Healthcare
Camden Group, where he helped prepare hospital, health system, and
health plan senior management and boards for healthcare reform. Prior to
that, Smith was president of the Central New York Region of Excellus
BlueCross BlueShield, helping grow its membership to more than 700,000
commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage lives. A former health
system executive, Smith also spearheaded the development of a pair of
integrated care delivery systems.
Healthcare practice is composed of consultants, former provider
administrators, clinicians, and other experts with decades of strategy,
operational/clinical consulting, managed services, revenue cycle
management, and outsourcing experience. Professionals collaborate with
hospitals and health systems, physician enterprises, payers, government,
and life sciences entities, providing strategic, performance
improvement, and business process management solutions that help them
meet quality and financial goals.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global
professional services firm that helps clients take control of their
future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge,
substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help
clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a
focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and
significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves
clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and
technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp
insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More
information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.
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