by Stephani Simmons
April 17, 2017
Vice President, Care Management Services,
FirstCare Health Plans
Barbara Berger is the Vice President of Care Management Services at FirstCare Health Plans, a provider-owned regional health plan headquartered in Austin, Texas. She has 20 years of health system experience in critical care, administration, and informatics. In her last 10 years in managed care, she has been leading initiatives to integrate and align health plan care management with provider organizations. Barbara provides business execution expertise for the utilization, case, disease and wellness management disciplines, as well as population health and integration of telemedicine into health plan offerings.
Previously, she was the Director of Clinical Management for SummaCare, based in Akron, Ohio. There, she had an integral role in developing a multidisciplinary approach to clinical programs for Accountable Care Organizations, focusing on the care continuum from wellness to end-of-life care.
Barbara is an advanced practice clinical nurse specialist. She received her nursing degree with honors from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and her master’s degree with honors in critical care nursing and nursing administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Barbara and her husband, Stephan Berger, reside in Georgetown, Texas.