Former Medicaid director becomes Vice President of Provider Relations
MADISON, Wis.—April 9, 2014
WPS Health Insurance, Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer, announces the hiring of Brett Davis as the new Vice President of Provider Relations.
Davis previously was division administrator in charge of Medicaid for the state of Wisconsin, in the Department of Health Services. He oversaw a budget of $8 billion serving 1.1 million Wisconsin residents, and managed hundreds of employees.
“I am looking forward to leveraging Brett’s deep relationships and experience with providers around the state, and for innovative ways to structure and negotiate arrangements with our partners that will improve health care value and enhance insurance coverage in Wisconsin,” said Scott Kowalski, Executive Vice President of WPS Health Insurance.
“Brett has a high degree of comfort with the corporate budgeting process, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and navigating through government regulations,” Kowalski said.
Davis was a member of the state Assembly from 2005 to 2011. He worked as a tax and revenue policy analyst for Gov. Tommy G. Thompson before becoming special assistant to the Secretary under Secretary Thompson at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Davis also served as chief of staff to state Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan, prior to serving in the state Legislature.
He has a degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
About WPS Health Insurance
Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health insurance, and short-term health plans, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. The WPS Medicare division administers Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS TRICARE division serves millions more members of the U.S. military and their families. In 2014, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth straight year. WPS is the only health insurance company to earn this distinction five times. For more information about WPS, visit www.wpsic.com.