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On the heels of a recent funding announcement, BioIQ has more exciting news to share: Mike Cotton, the chief executive officer of Providence Health Plan, has been elected to BioIQ’s board of directors.

Cotton joined Providence Health Plan as CEO in 2015. With more than 25 years experience in healthcare, he provides strategic leadership for the health plan’s commercial, self-funded, Medicare and Medicaid programs, which currently serve more than 1.1 million customers. Before joining Providence Health Plan, Cotton was vice president and chief operating officer for Humana, responsible for its Medicaid and state-based contract programs. Prior to Humana, Cotton held executive management roles with Evolent Health and Alere Health. In addition, he has led provider-sponsored health plans affiliated with integrated delivery systems in Ohio and Georgia.

“Mike is a pioneer and innovator in the healthcare industry and we are excited to welcome him to BioIQ’s board of directors,” said Justin Bellante, BioIQ’s CEO. “His strong experience and extensive knowledge of health plans and their members will serve BioIQ well, as we continue to grow and transform value-based care delivery for payers, providers and healthcare consumers

“The use of health testing technology and services is the key to expanding population health management to the next generation. BioIQ has established a unique capability to support the entire healthcare delivery continuum improving outcomes and quality. The insights and data provided through BioIQ’s capabilities also support health plans and their efforts to lower costs through integrated care management strategies,” said Cotton. “I am excited to work with Justin, Chairman of the Board Pat Cua and the entire board of directors in advancing this technology and capability amongst health plans across the entire country.”

Cotton completed his undergraduate studies at Franklin University and Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He earned an MBA in healthcare administration from Cleveland State University and also holds a certificate of executive healthcare management from Case Western Reserve University.


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