Vishu J. Jhaveri, M.D., M.S.A.
As Senior Vice President of Health Services, Network, Contracting and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), Vishu J. Jhaveri, M.D., M.S.A. works to establish corporate medical policies focused on innovative solutions, provider partnerships and consumer engagement.
In this role, Dr. Jhaveri manages a variety of functions including; accreditation, medical underwriting, medical claims review, clinical quality improvement, care management, health promotion/wellness, utilization review, provider credentialing, network services and contracting.
With extensive business skills and a passion to continually develop and strengthen innovations in healthcare, Dr. Jhaveri helps develop BCBSAZ’s corporate strategy and designs/implements payer provider partnerships and payment models that ultimately deliver the Triple Aim of lower costs, improved outcomes and better patient experience. This passion for innovation is also exemplified in Dr. Jhaveri’s role as chief executive officer of the BCBSAZ subsidiary Trinnovate Ventures.
Dr. Jhaveri has served in a variety of leadership and administrative positions in both not-for-profit and for-profit entities, including, Highmark Blue Shield & Capital Blue Cross, Keystone Health Plan Central, Nationwide, and Coventry Healthcare, Inc.
A Board-certified pediatrician with 17 years in direct patient care, Dr. Jhaveri serves as a corporate liaison to the Arizona clinical community, most notably with the Arizona Medical Association, and serves on the board of directors for Veritage/Medisun, a joint entity with Banner Health System.