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ADVANCE Perspectives: Healthcare Information Professionals

Zelis Healthcare Adds Steven Wolinsky, MD, to Executive Team

Published September 2, 2016 8:36 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives

By Tamer Abouras


Zelis Healthcare, a leader in health information technology, has announced that Steven Wolinsky, MD, is joining the company’s executive team as its new chief medical officer. Wolinsky’s knowledge, experience and longstanding relationships within the field will help power growth for Zelis in Claims Integrity, as well as across the board.


Wolinsky is board certified in Internal Medicine, with 32 years of experience working with payers and providers to improve healthcare access, quality and cost.

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Wolinsky previously served as senior medical director at Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey. In that role, he was a key leader focused on driving integrated care, population health, medical cost control, clinical informatics and health economics operations.


Wolinsky has also served as senior medical director for Empire BlueCross of New York and Anthem, proving each time to be a key leader focused on driving medical policy, medical cost control and provider network relationship operations. Prior to those executive roles, Wolinsky founded and operated primary care practices in New Jersey.


Wolinsky is a Summa *** Laude graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed post-graduate training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.


“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Wolinsky to our Zelis Healthcare senior executive leadership team,” said Doug Klinger, CEO of Zelis Healthcare. “In addition to his personal experience as a primary care provider, his expertise in provider reimbursements and medical cost control brings incomparable value to Zelis Healthcare and its clients. His proven leadership will undoubtedly enrich our Claims Integrity team and our leadership team, and he is positioned well to drive enhancements to our current offerings and develop new products and services.”


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“I look forward to joining Zelis Healthcare in an effort to enhance teams, products and services and ensure our goals with regard to growth objectives and client satisfaction are achieved,” added Wolinsky.

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