CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
AmeriHealth NJ today announced that Michael Ruiz de Somocurcio has been
promoted to vice president of contracting and reimbursement.
In his role, role Ruiz de Somocurcio will continue to lead AmeriHealth
NJ’s contracting efforts with all hospitals, physicians and ancillary
providers and oversee the establishment and implementation of baseline
reimbursement models, strategies, and innovative provider
pay-for-performance programs. Previously, Ruiz de Somocurcio was
director of contracting and reimbursement.
“Since joining AmeriHealth NJ in 2008, Michael has successfully
established and maintained positive and productive relationships with
providers, which has led to a significant growth in our provider network
in Northern New Jersey,” said Judith L. Roman, president and CEO of
AmeriHealth NJ. “His successful negotiations with hospitals and
providers helps further ensure that AmeriHealth NJ members are getting
affordable, quality care.”
Prior to AmeriHealth NJ, Ruiz de Somocurcio was assistant director of
network contracting for Cigna where he was responsible for negotiating
and executing contracts with New York hospitals, ancillary providers and
Ruiz de Somocurcio holds an MBA in management from Rutgers University.
He also sits on the board of the Healthcare Financial Management
About AmeriHealth NJ
AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey
(collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage
to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has the
largest provider network in New Jersey*, and that network includes
access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also
committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers
through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits
The company's managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. is accredited by
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of
insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health
insurance, workers' compensation, property and casualty insurance, and
management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in
Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth, visit www.amerihealthnj.com.
* Based on analysis done through an independent source.
AmeriHealth New JerseyJill RomanManager, Public Relations609-662-2454Jill.Roman@AmeriHealth.com
Source: AmeriHealth New Jersey