PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nicholas Gettas, M.D., a 19-year Cigna veteran with provider roots in private and academic family medicine, has been named senior vice president and chief medical officer for CareAllies, Inc.
Gettas most recently provided market clinical leadership for Cigna's delivery system alliances and value-based collaborative arrangements across the country, bringing deep expertise that will directly benefit CareAllies customers and the patients they serve.
“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, M.D., M.B.A., 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.”
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.
Gettas most recently 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.
CareAllies, Inc. was established in June 2016 with assets and talent combined from Cigna, Cigna-HealthSpring’s management services division for independent physician associations (Quest), and QualCare Alliance Networks, Inc. (QANI). The company delivers the systems, capabilities and management services that health care providers need to be successful under a variety of value-based and risk-sharing models across the value-based reimbursement spectrum, and its services can help ease providers’ administrative burden across payers. Its Health-Lynx unit is exclusively dedicated to supporting health care providers that participate in alternative payment models with commercial and self-insured payers as well as the Medicare Shared Savings Program. For more information, including a link to follow us on Facebook, visit www.careallies.com.