SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EK Health Services, Inc., a leader in medical and disability management services, announced today that Sharron A. Mackey has been hired as EK Health Director of Managed Care.
Mackey, who has 24 years’ experience developing and managing operational departments in the managed care field, including Quality Assurance, becomes part of the EK Health executive team. She participates in the decision making, policy determination and planning and operations of the company.
Among her responsibilities are directing and evaluating activities of the nursing and medical departments, including implementing the department’s philosophy and goals, standards for nursing practice and management and development of nursing. She also manages telephonic and field case managers.
Mackey has extensive experience in utilization management and workers’ compensation. She helped create national medical provider networks in California, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida. She has formed access to care networks for Medicaid, Medicare and TRICARE patients and uninsured families and children.
Mackey was director of contracting for Children’s First Medical Group in Berkeley and senior contract negotiator at First Health (Coventry) Corp. in West Sacramento. She has handled contract negotiations at Anthem Blue Cross of California/SSB in Camarillo, and served as professional review manager for Interplan Corp. in Stockton.
“We are delighted that Sharron has joined EK Health,” said Eunhee Kim, President/CEO of EK Health. “Her vast experience in Quality Assurance, group health, hospital and physician negotiations, provider network development and workers’ compensation will be a great asset to our leadership team.”
Mackey received a Masters of Health Services Management from Golden Gate University Sacramento and a Masters of Public Administration from Golden Gate University San Francisco. She has a Bachelor’s of Science, Criminal Justice/Mass Communication from University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, CA, EK Health Services is a national workers’ compensation managed care company specializing in case management, utilization, peer and bill review services to insurance companies, employers, for-profits and public entities.