HARTFORD, Conn., January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareCentrix, Inc., the nation's leading provider of home health benefits management services, announced today that Rex Adams will join the executive team reporting to Eric Reimer, chief executive officer. Adams will serve as chief operations officer, with oversight of core operations, including information technology, claims management and all regional customer centers.
Previously the chief operating officer for WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), Adams had full responsibility for all operations, data and technology activities at the company. He played an active role in growth initiatives and regulatory programs related to Medicaid and Medicare expansion, healthcare reform and infrastructure investments.
"Rex's experience managing the operations of a large, high growth, publicly traded health plan will be invaluable as CareCentrix continues to serve a diverse and growing number of payers ," said Eric Reimer, chief executive officer, CareCentrix. "His track record of performance improvement in the highly demanding and closely regulated Medicaid and Medicare markets will serve CareCentrix well as we continue to grow."
"CareCentrix's commitment to bring cost-effective and innovative home health care solutions to health plans requires agility and flexibility of the supporting operations and systems," said Adams. "I'm excited to leverage my expertise and assist CareCentrix in cost-effectively scaling its operations to meet the growing demand for its services".
Prior to WellCare, Adams was president and chief executive officer of AT&T East, a division of AT&T Inc., following its merger with BellSouth. During his previous 12 years with BellSouth, Adams held progressively larger leadership roles including president of Long Distance, president of Wholesale Services, and roles within Information Technology, Product Development and Management, and Corporate Planning and Development. Adams began his career as a consultant at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm founded by Harvard Business School professor, Michael Porter. Adams received his masters in business administration from the Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Founded in 1996, CareCentrix manages home nursing, infusion and medical equipment services for more than 20 million people across the country through a network of 5,000 credentialed home care providers. The company provides health care plans and providers with a one-stop solution that coordinates care for patients in the home including skilled nursing services, durable medical equipment and home infusion drug therapies. CareCentrix recently expanded its services with the development of a new program that will help payers and providers reduce the rising rate of hospital readmissions. CareCentrix is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, and has operations in Melville, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; and Albuquerque, New Mexico with a new regional care center that opened in Overland Park, Kansas this year. For more information about CareCentrix visit www.carecentrix.com.
SOURCE CareCentrix, Inc.