Chip Howard joined Humana Inc. as Vice President, Payment Innovation in the Provider Development Center of Excellence in September 2014. He is responsible for advancing Humana’s Accountable Care Continuum, expanding its Provider Reward Programs and innovative payment models and programs that enable providers to become successful risk-taking population health managers. Chip has more than 16 years of healthcare and actuarial experience. Prior to joining Humana, he served as Director of Accountable Care Organizations for Wellpoint, Inc. located in Atlanta, GA. At WellPoint, Chip led an enterprise team to support multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the negotiation, implementation and maintenance of large scale, multiple line of business ACO contracts with provider partners. Prior to his role at WellPoint, Chip was the Director of Value-based Program Reimbursement with Florida Blue where he worked on all facets of development and implementation of commercial Accountable Care and Patient-Centered Medical Home programs. While at Florida Blue, he also served as a Senior Manager in the Network and Competitive Analytics area where he was responsible for the design of financial reimbursement models for value-based provider payment programs. Prior to this role, Chip served in a variety of contracting and analytics management roles with WellPoint and Kaiser Permanente. Chip’s experience at the Blues, Coventry Health Care, Cigna and William M. Mercer, Inc. includes various pricing, reserving and contracting analytics roles.