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Humana hires new chief medical officer from UPMC

William Shrank, who is currently serving as the chief medical officer of the insurance services division at UPMC, will take over from the retiring Roy Beveridge

 

Louisville, Kentucky-based insurer Humana has hired veteran physician-executive William Shrank as its new chief medical officer. He will start in the position on April 1.

Shrank, who is currently serving as the chief medical officer of the insurance services division at UPMC, will take over from the retiring Roy Beveridge. In order to ensure a smooth transition Beveridge will remain for a few months to assist Shrank in his new role.

At UPMC Shrank was oversaw roughly $9 billion in annual health care expenditures for approximately 3.5 million Medicare, Medicaid and commercial patients. He also developed population health programs for the integrated health system a major focus for Humana going forward.

Prior to his role at UPMC, Shrank served an executive at CVS Health with a portfolio that included provider partnerships. He has also been in public service as the Director of Evaluation for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation where he helped test and measure the effectiveness of payment and health-system delivery reform programs.

“We’re excited to have Dr. Shrank join our team as he brings a wide range of healthcare experiences to Humana, all of which are complementary to our strategy,” Humana CEO and President Bruce Broussard said in a statement.

“Dr. Shrank’s background as a practicing physician, along with his experience in integrated health systems, retail, government and academia makes him the ideal addition to our team. His expertise in value-based reimbursement and clinical outcomes for chronic conditions is especially important as we advance our integrated care strategy.”

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