by Jasmine Batchelor
May 2, 2018
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical Services,
Inter Valley Health Plan
Dr. Smith is board-certified in Internal Medicine, receiving his training at the University
of Minnesota and The Medical College of Wisconsin, where he held the staff position of Associate Professor of Medicine. He has served as a surveyor and review team chairman
on over 100 HMO quality accreditation reviews for The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) since its inception in 1989. He also served as a member of the
NCQA national appeals committee.
With an extensive background in administrative health care delivery systems, Dr. Smith
has been a featured speaker in the areas of international health care, worker’s
compensation, and utilization management.
Dr. Smith was previously the Executive Vice President for FHP Life Insurance Company,
a subsidiary of FHP International, Inc., successively PacifiCare Health Services and
United Health Care of Southern California. Subsequently, he has served as CMO, or
Senior Medical Director— for both Medi-Cal and Medicare managed care corporations— including Molina Health Care and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).
His tenure with Inter Valley Health Plan began in 2012. Inter Valley Health Plan is a not-for profit HMO with a Medicare contract based in Southern California.