MADISON – WPS
Health Insurance announced Wednesday it has hired former state
legislator Brett Davis to serve as the vice president of
provider relations for the not-for-profit health insurer.
According to the announcement, Davis previously was division
administrator in charge of Medicaid for Wisconsin, in the
Department of Health Services during which he oversaw a budget
of $8 billion serving 1.1 million Wisconsin residents, and
managed hundreds of employees.
“I am looking forward to leveraging Brett’s deep relationships
and experience with providers around the state, and for
innovative ways to structure and negotiate arrangements with our
partners that will improve health care value and enhance
insurance coverage in Wisconsin,” said Scott Kowalski, executive
vice president of WPS Health Insurance, in a statement.
Davis was a member of the state Assembly from 2005 to 2011. He
worked as a tax and revenue policy analyst for Gov. Tommy G.
Thompson before becoming special assistant to the secretary
under Secretary Thompson at the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, according to the announcement. Davis also served
as chief of staff to state Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan, prior
to serving in the state Legislature.