James F. Byrne

Chief Medical Officer at Priority Health Managed Benefits, Inc.

James F. Byrne

James F. Byrne

Chief Medical Officer at Priority Health Managed Benefits, Inc.

Biography

Dr. James F. Byrne, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at Priority Health Managed Benefits, Inc. He is board certified in family medicine. In 1977, he opened a family practice in Holland, Michigan. In 1986, he became medical director for LakeShore HMO in Holland, Michigan. The organization subsequently merged with Butterworth HMO to form Priority Health. In 1993, he transitioned out of his clinical practice to become the full-time medical director of Priority Health. He was named chief medical officer in 1997.Dr. Byrne also represents Priority Health as medical director for the Alliance of Community Health Plan's (ACHP) Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative. Members of ACHP established the PCMH Collaborative in January 2008 to better define the role of health insurers in the medical home model of care.Dr. Byrne received his undergraduate degree from Aquinas College (Michigan), a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, and a doctorate degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Regional President Mid-Atlantic States at Kaiser Permanente

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Faculty Member at University of Michigan

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Priority Health

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Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at Concentra Preferred Systems, Inc.

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Chief Administrative Officer at Priority Health Managed Benefits, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Priority Health

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Priority Health

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Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer at Priority Health

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Chief Information Officer at Priority Health

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Board Member at Priority Health Government Programs, Inc.

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Education

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

Medical College of Wisconsin is a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; they discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; they provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and they improve the health of the communities they serve.

Aquinas College is a private educational institution rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The College’s mission is to provide a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasize career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and foster a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good.

Career History
Chief Medical Officer
1993 - Current

Priority Health Managed Benefits, Inc. provides health insurance plans and other health services. Its services include HMO, POS and PPO plans, plus Medicaid and administrative services for companies with self-funded plans. The company offers its plans through a network of 34 acute-care hospitals. Priority Health Managed Benefits was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

Chief Medical Officer
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Chief Medical Officer
Prior - 2013

Part of Spectrum Health System, Priority Health is a company headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, that provides insurance services. It was founded in 1986. Joan Antaya Budden is the CEO, in this role since 2009. The firm's website shows the following as a description of the company: Priority Health is the second largest and fastest growing health plan in Michigan offering a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. With close to 800,000 members across Michigan, 1,200 employees and over 30 years in business, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer ser vice and product innovation. Priority Health is focused on changing the way health care is delivered to make it more affordable and engaging members in their health to be healthy, get healthy and stay healthy.

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TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, AND THEREFORE THE LIVES, OF THE MEMBERS AND COMMUNITIES WE SERVE.

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