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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey welcomes new vice president of Healthcare Delivery

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) today announced that Robert J. (RJ) Franzoi has joined the company’s leadership team as its new Vice President of Healthcare Delivery. In this important role, Franzoi assumes responsibility for leading the company’s contracting and administrative relationships with its network doctors, hospitals and health care professionals. Additionally, he will lead Horizon’s team in charge of all value-based arrangements.“RJ comes to Horizon with a wealth of experience in managing relationships with large networks of providers and a strong background in valued-based reimbursement programs,” said Allen Karp, senior vice president, Healthcare Management for Horizon BCBSNJ. “Horizon is committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in New Jersey, and RJ will play a major role in delivering on this commitment through his stewardship of our valued-based programs.”Prior to joining Horizon BCBSNJ, Franzoi served in several senior leadership positions with Aetna, where he instituted value-based reimbursement programs for more than 8,000 facilities and 200,000 physicians. While at Aetna, Franzoi also implemented medical cost savings programs for both commercial and Medicare lines of business and served as the corporate executive responsible for national networks, patient management, medical economics, and quality management activities of an 18 million member health plan.Franzoi earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University.About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.