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Regence BlueShield hires Idaho VP of Provider Services

Melissa J. Christian has joined Regence BlueShield of Idaho as vice president of Provider Services in Idaho. In this position, Christian will help enhance BlueShield’s statewide provider networks and ensure they offer health care at an affordable price.

Christian has more than 20 years of experience in health care contracting and business development for medical enterprises. She most recently worked as president of her own firm, iHealthcare Consulting Services, which worked with medical practices and hospitals on issues such as contract portfolio management and claims oversight. She has also worked as senior vice president of Caduceus Medical Group in Orange County, Calif., and has led national contract efforts for Cogent Healthcare.

Christian earned her associate degree in journalism from Long Beach City College and her bachelor’s degree in communication from California State University-Fullerton.

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