KEPRO, a Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIO (BFCC-QIO) based in Pennsylvania but with multiple offices, has tapped two local healthcare veterans over the last few weeks for key leadership roles.
Working out of the Nashville office where KEPRO has contracts with TennCare and CoverKids, Joel Portice has been named CEO for the quality improvement and cost containment company. Portice has a deep background in healthcare technology and previously led Intermedix before the company was acquired by WPC Healthcare. Prior to that, he held executive positions with HMS Holdings and Verisk Health and was co-founder and COO of Enclarity before the company was acquired by LexisNexis. Portice succeeded a retiring Joseph Dougher.
The company also tapped Michael Ansel as chief growth officer. Ansel will be responsible for KEPRO's long-term strategy to grow and transform the organization's solution delivery in the private, public and federal markets. Previously, he served in the same capacity for Matrix Medical Network and prior to that was executive vice president of business development for BioIQ.