For payers who seek to increase affordability, reduce costs and improve clinical excellence for member populations with the most complex and expensive disease states, a customizable set of benefit management strategies can reduce total cost of care, manage financial risk and improve outcomes.
Attendees will learn how to address the clinical and administrative burdens that are unique to complex member cases.
Jon Friedman – Chief Medical Officer, Medical Benefit Management, Optum
Jon Friedman, MD, FAST is the Chief Medical Officer for Optum’s Medical Benefit Management business. He has clinical oversight and responsibility for Transplantation, Chronic and End Stage Kidney Disease, Bariatric Surgery, Ventricular Assist Devices, Congenital Heart Disease, and Spine/Joint Solutions.
He has been with Optum for 17 years. Prior to becoming CMO for Medical Benefit Management, Dr. Friedman spent six years with Optum as the National Medical Director of Transplants and Congenital Heart Disease. He was PacifiCare’s Medical Director of their National Preferred Transplant Network from 2001 to 2007.