Jay brings over 20 years of experience to Apex in the areas of Medicare and Medicaid Health Plan operations and value-based physician operations. Jay spent over 18 years with HealthSpring and Cigna-HealthSpring (post acquisition), and most recently served as Senior Operations Director, responsible for the operational and financial performance of the Medicare Advantage and Medicaid business in Texas. The scope of operations included over 150,000 covered lives and $1.5 billion in federal and state revenue.
Jay also led enterprise level initiatives focused on clinical cost and utilization trends, evaluating and implementing solutions to positively impact trends. Prior to this, Mr. Hurt was General Manager, responsible across state lines for all operational and financial activities related to the Medicare Advantage insurance plans in Texas, Tennessee and Illinois, and Medicaid operations in Texas and Illinois. Jay was involved in all aspects of the business, including localization initiatives with Cigna, leading the teams on Network and Clinical integration to better align Commercial and Medicare operations.
Previously, Jay was President of GulfQuest in Texas, which included oversight of Renaissance Physician Organization (RPO), 350+ FTEs and a P&L of over $1 billion per year. Jay was COO of GulfQuest before assuming the President role, similarly responsible for operational areas, including Medical Management, Claims, Network and Facility Operations, Coding, Credentialing, Customer Service, Sales and Marketing, Informatics and Finance.
Mr. Hurt began his career as an Administrator/Senior Administrator with Beaumont & Sabine Neches IPA in Houston. with North American Medical Management. Jay earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree from Trinity University.