Cigna Corp. has a new vice president for network contracting and health care delivery system collaborations, which means overseeing the contract negotiations with hospitals and doctors as well as other dealings with clinicians.
John Wray, 53, started Thursday in the newly created position. He will be based in Jersey City, N.J. It wasn’t immediately clear Friday what condition that office is in after Hurricane Sandy.
Wray will oversee the process of developing Cigna’s network of doctors, hospitals and clinics. He’ll oversee rate negotiations and accountable care organizations, which are incentive programs designed to improve patient care while reducing medical costs.
Before working for Cigna he worked with Dignity Health, which used to be Catholic Healthcare West, in San Francisco. He was senior vice president of “payer strategy and growth” and a senior vice president for managed care. He oversaw managed care activities that brought in more than $4 billion in revenue and health plans with almost 600,000 policyholders.
Wray also was senior vice president for managed care at MedPartners, Inc., and vice president and general counsel at Mulliken Medical Centers in Long Beach, Calif.
Wray holds bachelor degrees in both political science and sociology and a law degree, all from Indiana University. He is a member of the bar in California.
Wray reports to Cigna’s chief medical officer, Alan M. Muney.