Kurt Hubler, Chief Network Officer
Kurt W. Hubler was appointed chief network officer of IEHP in August 2011. In this role, Mr. Hubler leads the organization’s strategy for provider contracting and administration, including hospitals, IPAs and individual direct providers. To ensure our members have access to quality healthcare throughout the Inland Empire, he will work with the current IEHP provider network and contract with new healthcare providers. His 25 years of experience in contracting, credentialing, provider services, and health plan operations will prepare IEHP to enter healthcare reform with a strong network of providers to serve the diverse needs of our growing membership.
Mr. Hubler's previous executive roles and achievements in the healthcare industry will contribute to IEHP’s long-term growth. In his most recent role as executive director of Medicare at CalOptima, Mr. Hubler launched and managed all aspects of the organization’s Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan from sales, marketing, provider network management, and contracting among other responsibilities. He has a proven track-record in provider network management, contracting, internal plan operations, and negotiations at several health plans in Southern California, such as Inter Valley Health Plan where he served as the chief operating officer and CareAmerica where he served as the administrative director of provider relations.
Mr. Hubler also has significant hospital and medical group experience. His prior positions involved nursing home administration, acute hospital administration and medical group management. In these roles, he contracted and negotiated with physicians and acute-care hospitals throughout Southern California, partnered with IPAs and medical groups, and led strategic planning.
Mr. Hubler pursued undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration. He earned his master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles.