Beacon Health taps Anthem Blue Cross exec to oversee Western US


Beacon Health taps Anthem Blue Cross exec to oversee Western US

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Beacon Health Options, a behavioral health care solutions provider, has hired Michael Ramseier to serve as executive vice president and market president of the US West region.

Ramseier has over 25-years of experience in the health care industry. He joins Beacon Health from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Colorado, where he served as president and general manager. In that role, he was responsible for network contracting, provider relations, clinical management, client services, sales, product development, and underwriting functions for group and individual business, as well as commercial regulatory compliance and policy.

Ramseier previously was vice president, provider engagement and contracting, West Region for Anthem Blue Cross, California, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of health care delivery and reimbursement models. He began his career in managed care with Foundation Health (now Health Net) in provider relations.

In his new role, Ramseier will have the direct oversight of Beacon's business in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

"I look forward to working with the West Region team to continue to fulfill Beacon's mission – helping people live their lives to the fullest potential," Ramseier commented. "To achieve this, we will work together to capitalize on industry trends and opportunities and implement market-leading products, delivery models, and reimbursement strategies that meet the needs of our members, clients and providers."

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