Physicians dedicate themselves to improving and even saving the lives of others.But an epidemic is threatening to extinguish the spark that drove many to pursue medicine in the first place: physician burnout. Deemed a “public health crisis” in a recent report by Harvard University and Massachusetts medical groups, physician burnout is characterized by increased feelings […]Read More
The U.S. is facing a critical nursing shortage in the near future that threatens the quality of patient care and the healthcare system as a whole In today’s healthcare environment, being a “frontline” nurse is often no longer a long-term career goal, but rather a stepping-stone to other things. As a result, traditional nursing is […]Read More
The American healthcare system is out of control. An estimated 25 percent of Americans age 25-54 have unpaid medical bills hanging over their heads, resulting in mounting debt and damaged credit scores. In fact, the hospital industry now takes a bigger bite out of our finances than Uncle Sam does. To put this more into […]Read More
An acknowledged industry innovator, Larry has spent his career improving clinical and economic outcomes through disruptive medical technologies and high value healthcare services. He founded Vxtra in 2005 to address the financial inequities, opaque practices, and technological challenges associated with the health benefits large, independent medical practices offered their employees. Leveraging his experience and relationships with entrepreneurial physicians nationwide, Larry continues to spearhead the search for financial and technology-based solutions designed to improve the delivery of healthcare benefits for our clients.
A results-driven leader, Bill is responsible for the oversight of Vxtra’s financial matters, as well as developing business forecasts to meet the company’s future operational needs. In addition to senior partnership positions with Ernst & Young during his career, Bill has a demonstrated success in corporate acquisition and development for both public and venture-backed private companies. He has served as both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.
With a background built on understanding physician/patient relationships, Elizabeth is responsible for managing the company’s operations team. In her role, she develops benefit plan design, funding rates, and renewal strategies. In addition she leads a team focused on delivering timely plan performance metrics and analytics. Versed in ACA and HR compliance, she is certified by the the National Association of Health Underwriters as a Self-Funding Professional.
An award-winning customer service specialist, Carmen is exceptional at developing and customizing service packages based on each client’s unique needs. In her role she assists clients with on general benefit questions, claims resolution, billing questions, and enrollment issues.
Emily is responsible for building and managing the distribution of our performance reports and supporting our big data analytics deliverables for our clients. Additionally, she creates and maintains internal and external reports to assist senior management in decision-making, overseeing quality assurance, and data analytics.
With a background in organizational and multitask management, Contessa places a high priority on customer service and client relationships. She is focused on enrollments, billing and handling service issues for all clients.
A Vxtra team member since 2005, Bret is hands-on with optimizing partner relationships and focusing on captive membership growth. He is adept at educating clients on everything from the specific value of the self-funded captive platform and network considerations to plan design flexibility and levels of reinsurance appropriate for their profile. Past roles at Vxtra include servicing, marketing and renewing large medical practices in multiple states nationwide.
A seasoned healthcare underwriter and risk manager with experience in large, self-funded health plans, Mark oversees the development of rates and projections in conjunction with Vxtra’s risk partners. With more than 30 years’ experience working with private and public sector plans, insurance carriers, and HMOs, Mark has developed financial and business models for both managed care and large provider organizations.
A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Bulgarelli, provides clinical oversight for our operations team as well as strategic population health management counsel for our captive Members. He formerly served as National Medical Director for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, providing analytical and clinical support for population health initiatives with large, self-funded employers across the US.
He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the Lankenau Hospital, a Jefferson Health affiliate in Philadelphia. A member of the first graduate class of the Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine in 2002, he practiced more than 20 years with one of the largest independent cardiology groups in southeastern Pennsylvania, and he continues to serve as a hospital-based cardiologist in a Geisinger affiliated hospital in Harrisburg, PA.
A highly-skilled account executive with extensive industry experience, Marybeth is a proactive problem solver gifted in client relations. She is exceptionally qualified in issue resolution, communication strategies, and designing deliverables for clients, brokers, and strategic vendors. Her customer-focused interpersonal and teamwork skills include analysis, reporting and relationship building.