ATLANTA, Georgia (June 10, 2016) – IPG, the recognized industry-leading provider of Device Benefit Management solutions today announced that it has appointed Julie Roberts to its leadership team as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, effective June 13. In her role as COO, Roberts will look to bring her vast health care expertise to improve our operational and business management capabilities to the benefit of our customers and the overall growth of the business.
Prior to her appointment, Roberts spent eight years with Blue Shield of California as a senior executive, where she ran the Individual and Family Plan business unit and focused on network programs and strategy. Most recently, she served as a consultant to Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) where she led the value based care team working closely with key physician and payer partners at multiple surgical centers. Roberts also held key leadership positions at Dignity Health, Pepsi-Cola, in management consulting, and as a U.S. Naval Officer. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the United States Naval Academy, and received her MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“Julie’s wealth of experience in working with health plans and surgery centers is the perfect fit for IPG in serving our two key constituents, and we are excited to have her join the team,” said Vince Coppola, President and CEO for IPG. “As the company continues to evolve to meet the growing market needs, Julie’s track record of success will be truly valuable in driving optimization of our operations and connectivity with our clients. We welcome her leadership and innovation at IPG.”
IPG experienced over a 60% growth rate last year, and is continuing that momentum partnering with all of the major payers across the country to successfully drive down health care costs while, at the same time, ensuring quality of care for consumers.
“IPG is a fast growing, fast paced, and innovative company that is truly working to improve the cost and delivery of healthcare,” said Julie Roberts. “I’m thrilled to join the team and incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of growth tied with internal and external operational excellence.”
As the Device Benefit Management leader, IPG delivers a customized, data-driven approach to enable their health plan partners to manage their surgical and implant costs more effectively. Providing true end-to-end solutions for the healthcare industry, IPG serves as a strategic capability for health plans to manage cost and risk in a unique way that drives collaboration between the plan, their healthcare providers, manufacturers and physicians to ensure that patients receive increased access to affordable and innovative life-saving and life-enhancing device-intensive medical therapies. Additionally, IPG’s award-winning analytics platform for implantable procedures delivers transparency to impact the entire health care transaction process and all sites of care. Continued expansion of IPG’s surgical cost management platform will help health plans to deploy programs that will improve their ability to manage risk and deliver actionable information to everyone involved in a patient’s surgical procedure to drive lower costs and high-quality care for consumers. For more information about IPG, call us at 866.753.0046, or visit us on the web at www.ipg.com.