ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IPG, the recognized industry-leading provider of Device Benefit Management™ solutions has named Anne Pukstys Senior Vice President of Client Development. In this role, Anne will continue to grow IPG’s footprint with both new and existing health plan clients and help them gain maximum value from their partnership with IPG. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, Anne’s unique mix of strategic and operational experience will be a key asset for both IPG and their clients.
Prior to joining IPG, Anne worked in a variety of leadership positions, serving both providers and health plans. Most recently Anne held several leadership positions at AIM Specialty Health in Chicago, Illinois, focusing on client retention and management, which resulted in exponential growth for the company. Her experience managing the preferred provider networks for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEP) gives her a comprehensive understanding of the BCBS claims management process. Additionally, Anne has worked with both Tenet Health Care Corporation and Humana Health Care Plans, working in Health Plan Operations and Network Development, respectively.
“Anne’s insight into health plan operations coupled with her provider network management experience will be invaluable to us and to our clients as they implement the IPG program,” said Neepa Patel, Chief Growth Officer of IPG. “We are highly committed to demonstrating tangible results to our partners, and we are thrilled to have Anne join the team in this key role.”
IPG continues to grow its partnerships with major payers across the country to provide cost effective surgical care solutions that reduce costs while ensuring high quality care for consumers. Anne will focus on management, reporting and value demonstration through customized execution, implementation and optimization of the IPG program for new and existing health plan partners.
“I’m thrilled to join the IPG leadership team as they lead the medical device industry in surgical cost containment,” said Anne Pukstys. “Containing surgical costs is vital for health plans looking to deliver cost-effective care for their members. I look forward to the opportunity to drive that process and help our clients gain greater visibility into the solutions available to manage these costs.”
IPG is the leading provider of Device Benefit Management solutions, working with the top health plans and their provider partners across the country to improve quality and reduce costs for surgical procedures through optimization of the most effective site of care and device selection, resulting in more affordable high-quality care to consumers. For more information about IPG, call us at 866.753.0046, or visit us on the web at www.ipg.com.