Industry Leading resources can better serve health plan challenges through collaboration. While the “preferred vendor” model has a place in many industry organizations, health plans often find that many targeted resources do not have the ability to fully understand or meet many of the complex challenges being faced today. MCRA is not a sales organization. It is a safe place for a health plans to come for advice and guidance from leading resources that are focusing and collaborating on managed care industry challenges.
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MCRA carefully vets members. Our focus is to provide health plans with a singular, best in class resource to support all areas of a managed care organizations challenges. With no competition, members are free to collaborate openly to develop meaningful solutions. MCRA members manage services for over 200 health plans in Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial and Self Insurance.
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“LIBERTY Dental Plan is proud to be an MCRA member. Our experience of collaborating with industry leaders who provide critical services, products and solutions to managed care organizations allows us to make business decisions around today’s Health Plan challenges with a focus on tomorrow’s solutions. With the MCRA’s unique approach, we are excited to continue to partner to provide transformative solutions to our MCO’s.”
— Bill Henderson, Sr. VP Business Development, LIBERTY Dental Plan
CEO & Co-Founder
Barry is currently the CEO of the Managed Care Resource Alliance (MCRA) and the President/CEO of BV Consulting LLC. His professional career spans 35+ years specializing in managed care operations and consulting. He has a demonstrated track record in Medicaid, Medicare, Special Need Plans, Managed Long-Term Care and Fully Integrated Program start-up, management, growth and service area expansion, process improvement and financial turnaround having served in a variety of executive roles including the CEO for Aetna Better Health of NJ, a Medicaid Long Term Service and Support (MLTSS) MCO and Centers Plan for Healthy Living Managed Long Term Care Plan in NY. Most recently he was the Executive Vice President at Health Partners Plans in Philadelphia responsible for directing the financial/operational turnaround initiative for their Medicare Line of Business.
His areas of expertise include; Organizational Leadership; Start-Up Operations, Innovation and Creative Solutions, Team Building, Cost Reduction/Operational Efficiencies, Marketing/Sales Strategy Development and Implementation, Value Based Contracting/Pay-for-Performance.
For MCRA, Barry represents the Health Plan perspective to today’s challenges and leads dialogue for our resources to work toward for the future.
President & Co-Founder
Gary is the President of the Managed Care Resource Alliance (MCRA) and CEO the Command Direct. For 30 years, Gary has focused on a consultative approach for the over 40 Health Plan’s that Command Direct serves and his organization has developed adaptive solutions that improve the quality of member and provide communications. Relationships are core to his approach and Command Direct has implemented a broad range of flexible solutions across all lines of business in the Managed Care industry.
For MCRA, Gary brings the vendor perspective and focuses on leveraging partnerships and collaboration between members to solve specific Health Plan challenges
Rebecca Preslar is the Administrator for the Managed Care Resource Alliance (MCRA). She supports MCRA members through coordinating member meetings and workshops, as well as promoting member initiatives and outreach efforts through the MCRA website and social media.