MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO, Heritage Provider Network, is pleased to announce Rick Martin has joined HPN.
Martin is joining HPN as Vice President, Business Development and Government Relations from the California Department of Managed Care (DMHC) where he most recently has served as Deputy Director of Plan and Provider Relations. Prior to that, Rick served as Deputy Director, Financial Solvency Standards Board, DMHC, where he was instrumental in leading their efforts on the regulations to ban the balance billing of health care consumers and developing regulations to guarantee consumers timely access to health care services.
"Rick brings a very strong, prestigious background in health plan and provider relations to HPN and we are delighted he is joining our team," said Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of HPN.
"Dr. Merkin has built a very successful and highly regarded health care delivery system, said Rick Martin. "I am very excited to be a part of this team and anxious for the opportunity to help develop and implement strategies that build on HPN's success. With health care reform, there is not only the opportunity to expand HPN's role in California, but to truly make health care reform across the country," he continued.
Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of health care delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN develops programs and services that are responsive to the healthcare needs of today's patient. HPN designs its networks to offer patients a comprehensive range of medical care in convenient locations. It organizes and manages medical groups and independent practice associations, integrating with hospitals and ancillary care providers. This system represents a workable, successful business model that has been duplicated with medical groups, IPAs and medical facilities throughout California. HPN is dedicated to quality, affordable health care and putting patients' wellness first. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)
SOURCE Heritage Provider Network, Inc.