BMI, a third party administration company, recently welcomed a new executive leader to spearhead efforts related to value based bundled payment programs and clinically integrated provider networks. Carol Kuhn will serve as the vice president of Value Based Benefits and Client Services in conjunction with a sister entity being developed in part by BMI.
BMI, headquartered in Great Bend, was acquired this past spring by Nueterra, a health-care focused private equity firm and facility development/management company. The two entities immediately began work on a new venture focused on delivering bundled payment programs, to be offered with full warranty, and proprietary access to clinically and financially integrated provider networks.
Kuhn is now helping to lead the endeavor.
“Carol brings incredible experience to this role – she’s spent more than 30 years working closely with employer groups and payors, so she understands exactly how our new product and service offerings will benefit them,” said Chad Somers, BMI president and CEO. “Value based bundled payment programs and true clinically integrated provider network access is exactly what our clientele needs.”
Prior to joining BMI, Kuhn spent 23 years with Regional Care Inc., a TPA in western Nebraska that processes medical, dental and vision claims. She began there as vice president of operations and was later named the company president. Earlier in her career, she served as benefits manager for Regional West Medical Center, managing employee benefits for more than 800 lives and administering the center’s self-funded health and dental plans.
In her new role, Kuhn will oversee the newly established Bundled Payment Administration Department, which will be largely responsible for the implementation of bundled payment strategies and the benefits provided to payors. One of Kuhn’s key goals will be to grow and stabilize this product in the marketplace.
“So much has shifted in the health-care industry, and the evolution is going to continue, which means TPA’s like BMI have to be proactive in delivering innovative products that will keep our clients ahead of the game,” said Kuhn. “We have an impressive history to build on with BMI, and I am confident in our position to successfully deliver the bundled payment and IPN products.”
With the addition of Kuhn, BMI continues to make progress toward the launch of its sister entity and the introduction of integrated provider networks and bundled payment packages for employer and payor benefits.
Learn more about BMI online at www.BMIKansas.com.
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