NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions®, a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced that Nancy Martin has joined the company as Senior Vice President, National Network Services and Medicare Advantage Health Plan Operations.
In this position, Martin oversees all national network operations, including provider relations, contracting and credentialing services. She also is responsible for ValueOptions' growing Medicare Advantage line of business, ensuring effective delivery of services to clients, members and stakeholders, as well as compliance with all contractual and regulatory requirements.
"Nancy brings a proven track record at leading business segments, where she has created and launched innovative products and programs, especially in the Medicare Advantage sector," said Bob Esposito, Chief Operating Officer for ValueOptions. "We are seeing significant growth in both Medicare Advantage and dually eligible membership. By adding Nancy to our leadership team, we are enhancing our commitment to these populations who typically need highly-specialized, coordinated healthcare."
Martin joins ValueOptions from Health Dialog, where she served as Vice President, Quality and Product Development. Prior to Health Dialog, she worked for Coventry of Georgia, managing the company's Medicare Advantage program. From 2006 to 2008, Martin worked at XLHealth, where she directed Georgia and South Carolina's first Special Needs Plan for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries. She also has held executive roles with Optimum Physician Services, CIGNA Healthcare and United Healthcare, where she launched the first Medicare Advantage plan in the state of Georgia.
"The opportunity to join ValueOptions is exciting, particularly at a time when the impact of behavioral health on one's total health is becoming increasingly clear," said Martin. "The company has a strong track record of delivering responsive care management to the individuals they serve. I look forward to supporting these member-centric efforts, including further enhancing ValueOptions' Stars solutions for its Medicare Advantage clients."
The Star Rating system educates Medicare beneficiaries on the quality of Medicare Advantage health plans and gives them a standard way to compare plans on overall quality and service. The Star ratings also play a role in determining federal reimbursement rates for plans. Martin will work with ValueOptions clients to enhance their Star ratings, helping them to better serve their members and improve their reimbursement rates.
ValueOptions is a health improvement company that serves more than 32 million individuals. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our health care system faces today. A national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness, ValueOptions helps people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. With offices nationwide and a network of more than 130,000 provider locations, ValueOptions helps people take important steps in the right direction. We help them live their lives to the fullest potential. Visit www.valueoptions.com for more information.