Chief Executive Officer of Essence Healthcare & Chief Corporate Development Officer
Richard Jones is the president and 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. In addition, he leads Lumeris Healthcare Outcomes, which offers full turnkey business process outsourcing and management services to support MA and commercial health plans.
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.