NICHOLAS BONVICINO, MD M.B.A., F.A.C.S., Chief Medical Officer, Board of Directors

NICHOLAS BONVICINODr. Bonvicino has over 25 years of managed health care experience at various leadership roles within provider organizations and managed health plans. He has an excellent track record as a physician leader. As Regional Medical Director for The Garden State Medical Group, the largest multispecialty medical practice and integrated delivery system in New Jersey, he guided his region’s performance to clinical excellence and turned around his regions financial performance.

Dr. Bonvicino has great knowledge of outpatient care delivery models having had responsibility for the overall performance of three health centers in Northern New Jersey.

As Senior Medical Director for Clinical Network Management at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Dr. Bonvicino was responsible for the development of several physician incentive programs for managed care plan designs that promoted both cost efficiency as well as improvement of measurable quality of care. Dr. Bonvicino developed the clinical content for one of the first physician profiling efforts nationally to involve medical and surgical specialists. That work, which included profiles on 14 different medical specialties, led to the implementation of a physician recognition program that was recognized by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in their publication Innovations in Recognizing and Rewarding Quality in 2009.

Dr. Bonvicino is known throughout the health care industry in New Jersey as a progressive strategic thinker who has continuously championed the alignment of insurer and provider interests. He has spoken nationally on subjects of physician performance measurement and pay for performance. He was hand chosen to be one of the initial employees of Horizon Healthcare Innovations (HHI), a subsidiary company of Horizon BCBS-NJ, whose mission is to develop new and innovative delivery and reimbursement pilots to drive reform and reengineer the health care delivery system in the post PPACA era.