Joan Kezic, vice president of payor relations, joined El Camino Hospital in 1996 after 10 years as director of contracting at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. During her tenure at El Camino Hospital, Ms. Kezic has successfully negotiated insurance company contracts and managed care agreements that have resulted in revenue increases of several million dollars. In addition to negotiating agreements with health plans, her responsibilities include managing all interactions with managed care companies, maintaining a contract reimbursement computer system, tracking legislative changes regarding managed care issues, and assisting physicians with managed care issues.
She currently serves on the Managed Care Committee of the California Healthcare Association and HFMA. She is a former president of the Bay Area Healthcare Contracting Association and continues as a member of this organization. Ms. Kezic was named a TWIN awardee in 2002 as one of the women in Santa Clara Valley who exemplify excellence in executive level positions.
Ms. Kezic, a native of Pennsylvania, received a HPA degree (Health Planning and Business Administration) from Penn State University.