Cigna veteran named chief medical officer of CareAllies


Cigna veteran named chief medical officer of CareAllies

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Cigna subsidiary CareAllies has named Nicholas Gettas as senior vice president and chief medical officer.

Gettas is a 19-year Cigna veteran who most recently provided market clinical leadership for Cigna's delivery system alliances and value-based collaborative arrangements across the country.

Gettas served as Cigna's chief medical officer for regional accounts, government, select and individual and family health insurance plans, and national medical officer for Cigna's market facing clinical organization.

Before joining Cigna in 1998, Gettas served as CEO, president and medical director of Commonwealth Care of Virginia, where he initiated and developed a multi-practice Independent Physician Association (IPA) - Central Virginia’s first physician-led IPA – while also maintaining his faculty position at Medical College of Virginia and serving as medical director for NYLCare.

In this new role for CareAllies, which was launched in 2016, Gettas will lead clinical operations for the service company, including medical and behavioral management, case management and disease management. He will also be responsible for developing clinical strategy for the medical management and population health management functions, and for designing clinical models that improve patient health outcomes and cost management across all lines of business.

"Nick Gettas brings a wealth of experience to CareAllies customers and partners, including expertise in developing evidenced-based clinical solutions to improve quality outcomes for local patient populations and helping to make health care and coverage more affordable," said Julian Harris, president of CareAllies.

"Given his provider roots and proven clinical leadership with value-based collaborative arrangements, I look forward to Nick’s contributions that will support customized solutions for providers along their journey moving from volume-based to value-based care."

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