The HealthCare Executive Group is a national network of select healthcare executives and thought leaders, who navigate the tactical and strategic issues facing organizations today and provide a platform that promotes healthcare innovation and the development of life-long relationships. Originally the Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG), The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), was founded in 1988 by healthcare executives looking for a forum where the open exchange of ideas, opportunities for collaboration, and transformational dialogue could freely ensue.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board

Eric J. Decker
Independent Health

HCEG Executive Director

Ferris Taylor
HCEG Board Chair & COO/Consultant at Arches Health Plan


Diana “Dee” Cruz
Chief Operating Officer
BMC HealthNet Plan/Wellsense Health Plan


Ian Gordon
President of Operations
Elara Caring

Board Members

Alan Abramson

Van Wong
Chief Operating Officer
Central California Alliance for Health

Kevin Deutsch
General Manager, Senior Vice President,
Health Plan Cloud, Softheon

David Di Loreto, MD

David Gallegos
SVP Consulting Services
Change Healthcare

Richard Lungen
Managing Member
Leverage Health Solutions

Jill Michal
Co-Founder & CEO
Kith & Kin

Angela L. Perri Vice President, Strategic Alignment, Transformation, and Innovation UPMC Health Plan

Angela L. Perri
Chief Medicare Officer
UPMC Health Plan

Tim Riley
Chief Information Officer
Network Health

Bhaskar Chowdhury
Chief Technology Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City


Educational Partner

HIMSS Collaborator and Non-Profit Partner

Association Partner

Advisory Partner

American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks

Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC) 

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

ThINc360 – The Healthcare Innovation Congress


Softheon HCEG Focus Area Roundtable

Softheon delivers cloud-based solutions that create a retail-like, user-friendly experience and provide personalized communication and real-time support to boost member engagement. Cost effective, and configurable software that supports health plans and states with enrollment, member billing, and reporting for over 3.2M Americans.

Built to Transform Interactions between Clinicians, Pharmacists, and Patients The Surescripts Network Alliance unites virtually all electronic health records (EHR) vendors, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), pharmacies and clinicians, plus an increasing number of health plans, long-term and post-acute care organizations, specialty hubs and specialty pharmacy organizations.

HealthSparq empowers health plan members to make smarter health care choices by providing cost and quality information about doctors, hospitals, medical services and medications. HealthSparq puts people at the core of everything they do by conducting continuous usability testing, turning consumer research into product innovations, hosting industry panels featuring everyday people, and bringing human stories to the forefront through their #WTFix campaign.

Change Healthcare consulting is a catalyst for your value-based healthcare system. Change Healthcare is a healthcare technology company that offers software, analytics, network solutions, and technology-enabled services to help create a stronger, more collaborative healthcare system. Change Healthcare helps deliver measurable value not only at the point of care, but also before, after, and in between care episodes.

Zelis Payments Healthcare Health Plans Payers remittance advices providers 835

Zelis is a healthcare and financial technology company and market-leading provider of claims cost management and payments optimization solutions to price, pay and explain healthcare claims to more than 700 payers and 1.5 million providers nationwide.

MultiPlan is committed to helping healthcare payors manage the cost of care, improve their competitiveness and inspire positive change. Leveraging sophisticated technology, data analytics and a team rich with industry experience, MultiPlan interprets clients’ needs and customizes innovative solutions that combine its payment and revenue integrity, network-based and analytics-based services. MultiPlan is a trusted partner to over 700 healthcare payors in the commercial health, government and property and casualty markets.

Medical Review Institute of America (MRIoA) is a technology enabled provider of clinical insights to payers and patients through analytics and evidence-based clinical opinions derived from independent specialty reviews and virtual 2nd opinion solutions that empower better decision-making. MRIoA is your technology-enabled utilization and clinical review solution partner.

HELIOS® by VirtualHealth is the first comprehensive care management platform built to power the entire ecosystem of value-based care. Utilized by some of the most innovative health plans in the country to manage millions of members, HELIOS streamlines person-centered care with intelligent case, disease, and utilization management workflows, unmatched data integration, broad-spectrum collaboration, patient engagement, and configurable analytics and reporting. Named one of the fastest-growing companies in North America by Deloitte in 2018 and 2019, VirtualHealth empowers healthcare organizations to achieve enhanced outcomes while maximizing efficiency, improving transparency, and lowering costs.

Members, Sponsors, & Partners Over the Years

Over 34 Years of Healthcare Innovators

  • AccessHealthCT
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AIM Specialty Health
  • Alegeus Technologies
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Innovation
  • Apperature
  • Appian
  • Arches Health Plan
  • Availity
  • AvMed Health Plans
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • BeHealth Solutions, LLC
  • Benefit Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Idaho
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Blue Zones, LLC
  • Bohemia Health
  • Boston Medical Center Health Plan (BMCHP)
  • Bright Health
  • Bright.md
  • Brighton Health Plan Solutions
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Catholic Medical Partners
  • CenterLight Healthcare
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Centra Health, Inc.
  • Change Healthcare
  • Cigna Corporation
  • CleanSlate Centers Inc.
  • Clover Health
  • Colorado Choice Health Plans
  • Community Health Choice
  • ConsejoSano
  • Council Capital
  • Crucial Care
  • Cumberland Consulting Group
  • DaVita Health Solutions
  • Dell
  • Devoted Health
  • Diameter Health
  • DNA & Associates
  • EmpiRx Health, LLC
  • eQHealth Solutions
  • Equality Health
  • EviCore Health
  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelity Investments (Health Solutions)
  • Friday Health Plans
  • Gartner
  • GE Healthcare
  • GEHA
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Georgiou Consulting
  • GoodRx
  • Group Health
  • GTM Results, LLC
  • GuideWell Connect
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Health Care Cost Institute
  • Health Care Transformation Task Force
  • Health Enterprise Partners
  • Health New England
  • Health Plan Alliance
  • HealthEdge
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSparq
  • HealthSun Health Plans
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprises
  • HighPoint Solutions
  • HLTH
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • HPHC
  • HTMS
  • Humana Edge, Humana
  • IBM Watson Health
  • IMC Health
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Independent Health Association
  • Independent Living Systems
  • InstaMed
  • Intel Corporation
  • Leerink Partners
  • Leverage Health
  • Loeb Enterprises
  • Lyft
  • MarkLogic Corporation
  • Marwood Group
  • Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
  • MBTA
  • McKesson Health Solutions
  • Medica Health Plans
  • Medical Life Holdings
  • MOBE
  • Mosaic Health Solutions
  • Nashville Health Care Council
  • Nautic Partners
  • Neptune Associates
  • Network Health
  • New Mexico Health Connections
  • North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA)
  • North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Company, Inc.
  • NTT Data
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations
  • Optum
  • Oxeon Holdings
  • Pager
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, Care Centered Collaborative
  • Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Premier Mobile Health
  • Presence Health
  • RedCard
  • Regence (Cambia Health Solutions)
  • Riverside Health, Inc
  • Seae Ventures
  • Select Health
  • SelectAccount
  • SocialWellth
  • Soeffing Associates
  • Softheon
  • Solera Health
  • SpendWell Health
  • Surescripts
  • SVB Leerink
  • Synpulse USA Inc.
  • Thrivee
  • Tivity Health
  • TranscendIT Health
  • TripleTree
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • UCare
  • University of Maryland Health Plans
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • VA Premier Health Plan
  • Vida Health
  • Vim
  • VirtualHealth
  • WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Walgreens
  • WEDI
  • xG Health Solutions
  • Zipari