Maria Gress is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Finance. She started her career in Managed Care working for Humana Medical Plan in the early 90s. During those years, she worked in Provider Operations, Provider Relations, and Provider Contracting, serving Primary Care, Specialty/Ancillary, and Hospital providers. After 15 years with Humana and a short tenure with another MSO, she joined Healthy Partners in 2007. Being the 5th employee at Healthy Partners, Maria watched the company grow from a small local company in Palm Beach County to a large national company under Cano Health.
As the Director of Network Management, she trained, mentored, and monitored affiliate providers’ claim data to teach them Managed Care and helped them achieve profitability through the understanding of Utilization. Currently as Director of Utilization, she is responsible for overseeing health plan data to ensure claims payment accuracy of member claims and capitation payments and using that data to support and educate our providers and team.