|[November 15, 2012]
MedSolutions Appoints Gino Tenace Chief Strategy Officer
FRANKLIN, Tenn. --(Business Wire)--
MedSolutions, a leading provider of medical cost management services,
has announced the appointment of Gino Tenace as chief strategy officer.
In his new position, Mr. Tenace is responsible for assisting the chief
executive officer in developing, communicating, executing and sustaining
strategic initiatives that will help drive the company's future growth
"Having been a chief executive officer himself, Gino has great strategic
perspective, which will help our company continue to grow
intelligently," said Curt Thorne, president and chief executive officer
of MedSolutions. "Additionally, his experience at the nation's largest
health insurer gives him a deep understanding of what is needed to help
our customers solve the challenges they face every day, especially as
implementation of healthcare reform really gears up."
Mr. Tenace joins MedSolutions from a key leadership role at Rise Health,
a healthcare services company that provides primary care solutions to
physician practices and other healthcare organizations. There, he served
as president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of
Northeast Florida Accountable Care, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rise
Health, where he led the development of business and financial plans,
product and marketing strategies, technology and operations.
Prior to Rise Health, Mr. Tenace spent 15 years at UnitedHealth Group,
where he held an array of executive management positions. Notably, he
led the company's Quality and Affordability Programs, which lwered
costs and improved the quality of care for the 45 million commercial,
Medicare and Medicaid lives served by the insurer. In that role, Mr.
Tenace's teams implemented programs that drove nearly $1 billion in
fully insured commercial savings in the first two years. Additionally,
Mr. Tenace created the Just Right Service program, a continuous quality
improvement initiative based on the principles of Six Sigma. Through the
various programs he oversaw, UnitedHealth Group realized savings of more
than $300 million.
"My career has been devoted to the idea that healthcare costs can be
lowered and quality improved at the same time, and the services provided
by MedSolutions are perfectly aligned with that vision," said Mr.
Tenace. "I look forward to developing and driving strategies that enable
us to continue to help our customers deliver patients the highest
quality, lowest cost care possible."
Mr. Tenace has also been involved in the formation of national
healthcare policy. With Rise Health, he was asked to lead a team of
national healthcare leaders in presenting approaches to reducing
Medicare cost trends and improving quality to U.S. Secretary of Health
and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. He also advised President George
W. Bush's healthcare team and helped Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's
administration develop programs to cover California's uninsured citizens.
Mr. Tenace received both a BS in computer science and an MBA from
Clarkson University, where he graduated first in his class. He also
served as a distinguished member of the U.S. Army National Guard for
fourteen years, reaching the rank of Major.
MedSolutions is a medical cost management company, saving money for
health plans and people by improving patient care. We achieve this
through management programs for advanced imaging, cardiac imaging,
radiation therapy, ultrasound, sleep management, oncology, spine surgery
and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), as well as our
groundbreaking Premerus® program, which ensures that patients receive
expert diagnoses. We approach everything we do like a treating
physician. We base our guidelines on patient symptoms. Our doctors and
nurses review patient cases within their specialties. We reward
physicians who consistently provide the best care. MedSolutions aligns
the best interests of health plans, physicians and, most importantly,
patients. We are proud to help 27 million Americans receive higher
quality, lower cost healthcare. MedSolutions has been recognized for
outstanding customer service and effective call center management by the
International Customer Management Institute and for four consecutive
years by the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Award. Visit www.medsolutions.com.
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