SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies today announced the appointment of Tony Verna as vice president, Provider Services.
In his new role, Verna will be responsible for overseeing provider services and activities for the group of companies in 15 states and the District of Columbia. With 30 years of experience working with large local and national health plans, he most recently served as a consultant to major health plans such as TriWest, HealthNet, and Kaiser to assist in development of provider networks, operations, provider relations, business relationship development and resource optimization. Prior to that, Verna led and developed Blue Shield of California’s provider services operations group and was responsible for all aspects of provider services, including relationship-building and developing specialized provider networks in California.
Verna holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco.
About Delta Dental of California and affiliates
Delta Dental of California, a not-for-profit health care service corporation, is part of a group of companies under common management operating in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Collectively, the companies provide group and individual dental benefits to 35.4 million people, including more than 25 million in California. All the affiliated companies are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 75 million people nationwide.