INDIANAPOLIS (April 6, 2018) — Equian, one of the leading providers of medical bill review and innovative bill editing services in the United States, is proud to announce that Althea Wright has been appointed to the position of Director of Maritime Services.
Mrs. Wright has over 18 years of experience in Maritime, Health, Travel Insurance, and Casualty claims management with a proven record in healthcare administration and claim work ow processing. Throughout her career, she has served as a specialist in risk management, claims settlement, appropriateness of care, and injured workers case management. In the last 15 years, she has excelled in both account management and operational leadership roles.
From 2006-2012, Mrs. Wright helped lead Equian’s Maritime Services Group—at that time under the company name Health Systems International (HSI)—after HSI acquired Express Bill Review Services (EBR) from Van Hall Health, Inc. During this period, she was instrumental in developing the following services for the Maritime industry:
- Forensic bill review services
- Pharmacy benefit management services for Maritime clients
- Medical appointment scheduling for injured crew members
During the last five years, Mrs. Wright led Equian’s Commercial Insurance negotiations. In late 2017, the decision was made to transition the leadership of Maritime operations back to Mrs. Wright as part of a renewed focus on the Maritime market.
Mrs. Wright has been recognized for her results in enhancing processes and services specific to the needs of Maritime clients. Her interpersonal skills—along with a keen understanding of domestic and international claims management and access to care—make her not only a key member of Equian’s domestic and international client relations team but a valuable asset to and advocate for Equian’s Maritime clients.
Equian is a leading end-to-end payment integrity organization. The company manages over $300 billion in claims data annually on their innovative platform designed to assist clients by avoiding, identifying, pricing, analyzing clinical codes, and ultimately recovering inaccurate transactions in the complex environments of healthcare, workers’ compensation, Maritime, and property & casualty markets. Equian acts on data to pay the right party, the right amount, at the right time, delivering over $2 billion in actionable savings throughout the payment spectrum to the company’s nearly 400 customers. For more information, visit equian.com.
For more information on Equian’s Maritime Services, please contact Cameron Van Dyck, Vice President of Maritime Sales at cvandyck@equian. com or 503-569-1840. Visit equian.com/maritime to learn more.