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Steve Spaulding


Steve Spaulding has executive responsibility for payment reform initiatives for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its family of companies. These include establishment of collaborative health ventures and clinically integrated networks, oversight for implementation and support of patient-centered medical homes, provider network contracting, provider reimbursement, commercial pharmacy programs, information management and analytics and medical management. Spaulding joined Arkansas Blue Cross in 1983 as a marketing representative in the Hot Springs region and was named an account executive in 1991 for USAble Administrators. He was named regional marketing manager for eastern Arkansas in 1993. He served as regional executive of the south central region headquartered in Hot Springs from 1994 until 2002, when he was promoted to vice president of Internal Operations. In 2008, he was promoted to vice president of Enterprise Networks. In January 2017, he was named executive vice president and chief health management officer for the enterprise. A native of Breckenridge, Mich., Spaulding received his bachelor's degree from Alma College in Mich. He is a chartered life underwriter and a certified health consultant. He received professional status in the Association of Healthcare Management in 2005 and completed the Ross School of Business Executive Education program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2012.