Million dollar paychecks for top hospital CEOs
“The shift toward a U.S. health care model that focuses on quality of care rather than volume of care is the foundation for improving care and reducing costs,” said Steve Martenet, president of Anthem Ohio. “Premier Health is one of the country’s most integrated and technologically advanced health systems — and a perfect partner for this kind of highly collaborative care model.”
The new arrangement includes Anthem’s employer-based, individual and Medicare Advantage members. Anthem is Ohio’s largest commercial health insurer with nearly 4 million members statewide.
No agreement in Premier, UnitedHealthcare negotiations
“This agreement is based on a mutual goal to improve care and lower costs for the community members we serve,” said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health. “By working collaboratively with Anthem BlueCross and Blue Shield, with a focus on member (or patient) health rather than economics alone, we are confident that this will benefit the entire community.”
Premier Health, based in Dayton, is the largest health system in southwest Ohio with more than 14,000 employees, four member hospitals and 2,600 physicians in more than 70 specialties.