Larry Nall To Oversee Provider Network Management At BlueCross

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Larry Nall
Larry Nall

Larry Nall has been selected as senior vice president of provider network management for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

In this role, he will be responsible for all activities concerning the structure and design of the company’s provider networks, including contract negotiations with hospitals, facilities and physician groups. He will also oversee institutional financial management, settlement operations, ancillary services and provider reimbursement, as well as provider credentialing, administration and support services.

“Larry’s background and experience in the ever-changing health care industry will serve us well going forward,” said J.D. Hickey, executive vice president and COO for BlueCross. “We’re lucky to have someone with his expertise leading our efforts as we work closely with providers to best meet our members’ needs and focus our efforts on quality and whole person health care.”

Mr. Nall most recently served as vice president of network development for the Amerigroup Corporation and has more than 25 years of health care experience. He began his career in the health care industry with Deaconess Hospital as an accounting supervisor. Following a stint at West Tennessee Healthcare as director of operations, Mr. Nall worked for Cigna Healthcare, serving as vice president of both network management and contracting. His other work experience includes service as UnitedHealthcare’s vice president for network management, leading all contracting efforts in Tennessee, Arkansas and the Carolinas, as well as vice president of managed care consulting for Quorum Health Resources.

Mr. Nall is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana where he earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting. He later received his MBA from the University of Evansville. Mr. Nall is also an advanced member with the Health Care Financial Management Association.

   


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