Stephen (Steve) L. Anderson is vice president of Hospital Contracting and Network Administration, part of the Health Care Value division within Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. BCBSM is a single-state Blue plan serving 4.5 million people in Michigan and 1.6 million more in other states.
He is responsible for managing relationships and contract activities for the Blues’ network of Michigan health care providers, which includes 152 hospitals and nearly 33,000 physicians.
Health Care Value is responsible for Blue Cross’ initiative to create a high performing health care system for Blue Cross members offering affordable, high quality care and optimal customer experiences via new forms of provider collaboration. These provider collaborations will result in new products, innovative care delivery and payment models, and integrated care management and health and wellness programs.
Anderson joined the Blues in March 2012. Previously, he was director of network development for TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp., a consortium of 16 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies and two university hospital systems that manage the TRICARE program in a 21-state region with 2.7 million members. At TriWest, he was responsible for provider network strategy, financial analytics and provider contract negotiations, cultivating and overseeing negotiations with large hospital systems and physician medical groups.
Anderson has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Arizona State University. He serves on the board of the Judson Center, a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan and has also served on the board of directors for the Spina Bifida Association of Arizona and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.