HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Rheumatology, the pre-eminent service organization optimizing the practice of independent rheumatologists, has announced the appointment of Jon Glaudemans to Chief Executive Officer. Glaudemans brings to the role three decades of leadership experience spanning managed care, policy issues management, public affairs, communications, and health insurance, working for marquee companies including Aetna, Ascension Health, and Avalere Health.
"The growth and success of United Rheumatology in supporting the needs of community based rheumatologists from coast to coast requires a leader with a deep understanding of the landscape today, and the ability to anticipate needs into the future," said Dr. Max Hamburger, Founder and Executive Chairman of United Rheumatology. "Jon is uniquely suited through his experience and passion to help independent rheumatologists optimize and enhance their practice operations, and to develop patient-focused products and programs for payers to provide better care at lower cost for patients with rheumatologic diseases."
Before joining United Rheumatology, Glaudemans was Managing Director of Manatt Health. Prior to that position, Glaudemans served as Chief Advocacy and Communications Officer at Ascension Health, Inc. Glaudemans has also previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Avalere Health LLC, Managing Director of Public Strategies, Inc., and Transition Coordinator to the then-incoming Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Earlier, Glaudemans was in charge of one of Aetna's largest markets, managing sales, service, network, and utilization management for a 1,500,000 member health plan. In addition, Glaudemans played an advisory and Board role with CareCore National, a leading specialty benefits management company.
Asked about his new position, Glaudemans said, "I'm excited to be part of this growing organization as we fulfill our commitment to help sustain independent rheumatology. Along with Dr. Hamburger, I look forward to developing innovative delivery and payment models, including care networks, to improve care and reduce cost."
About United Rheumatology:
United Rheumatology is the pre-eminent service organization optimizing the practice of independent rheumatologists on behalf of patients. Founded in 2014, and with over 380 members in 30 U.S. states, United Rheumatology helps rheumatologists advance the standard of care, strengthen the doctor-patient relationship, and manage the challenges of preserving an independent rheumatology practice.
SOURCE United Rheumatology