Removing Obstacles and Building Bridges
to Stronger Relationships

  • November 16, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

It can be daunting for organizations to consider taking on new payment models, but the hesitation to change can negatively impact patient outcomes and financial results.

Fortunately the right collaborations can cultivate stronger relationships, ease this uncertainty and encourage the move to value-based care. Innovative organizations, and forward-thinking insurance and care providers, are working to remove obstacles and change traditional health care relationships, demonstrating that they can accomplish more together.

Join CareAllies and Cigna as they discuss how they work closely with provider networks to launch new initiatives, improving outcomes and financial health for all.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why there is hesitation to move from fee-for-service to value-based arrangements
  • How collaboration can improve outcomes and bring new revenue opportunities
  • How CareAllies and Cigna work with providers to implement innovative initiatives


Joseph Nicholson, DO
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Joe Nicholson provides strategic direction, operational oversight, and thought leadership for CareAllies’ clinical programs and operations, including ACO and social determinants of health strategies and operations. Additionally, he supports business development and provides clinical oversight for all companies and programs under CareAllies.

Dr. Nicholson has held leadership roles at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Oklahoma, a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), and was instrumental in helping to establish Oklahoma’s health information exchange, partnering with the state of Oklahoma and Oklahoma University.

He earned his medical degree at Oklahoma State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at Oklahoma University College of Medicine – Tulsa. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Josh Cook
Market President for Texas/Oklahoma

As Market President, Josh is responsible for Cigna Medicare strategy and growth in Texas and Oklahoma. Prior to this role, Josh oversaw provider engagement for CareAllies in Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso and Chicago. In this capacity, he led health plan operations, physician management services, network contracting, county expansion, independent physician association (IPA) development and market/IPA profitability. He was previously the Vice President of Cigna-HealthSpring’s network operations in North Texas. Prior to Cigna, Josh held various health care leadership positions within Hewlett-Packard’s health care services division.

Josh holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.