Chief Executive Officer of Essence Healthcare
Richard Jones is the CEO of Essence Healthcare, one of the nation’s first accountable delivery systems and a consistently high-rated Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) health plan. He is responsible for the delivery of Lumeris health plan-related services.
Richard is an experienced healthcare business executive, a certified public accountant and Founding President of Lumeris. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Essence Group Holdings Corporation (including Essence Healthcare), National President of UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Medicaid lines of business, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coventry Healthcare of the Midwest and Chief Financial Officer of Coventry Corporation.