Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Welcomes Marcus Montoya as VP, Network Management

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is pleased to welcome Marcus Montoya as vice president, network management.

Marcus Montoya

Marcus Montoya, Vice President of Network Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (Photo: Business Wire)

In his new role, Montoya will be responsible for maintaining BCBSAZ’s high standard of service to contracted providers, negotiating agreements with physicians and hospitals, and working to ensure that BCBSAZ is a partner with the provider community. As part of his duties, Montoya will also ensure that BCBSAZ has sound strategies for network management.

“We’re thrilled that Marcus will be able to join us,” said Dick Hannon, senior vice president at BCBSAZ. “His experience and knowledge will be instrumental as BCBSAZ navigates the changes coming to the health care industry.”

Montoya has considerable expertise in the health care industry, having worked in provider relations for more than 20 years. His passion for strengthening relationships with the network that serves BCBSAZ customers will further reinforce BCBSAZ’s commitment to the provider community.

He most recently worked as vice president, government programs, for UnitedHealthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, where he was responsible for strategic aspects of Medicaid network development and contracting for the western region.

Montoya earned an MBA from Stanford University, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from New Mexico State University.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest Arizona-based health insurance company. The not-for-profit company was founded in 1939 and provides health insurance products, services or networks to nearly 1.3 million individuals. With offices in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and the East Valley, the company employs 1,500 Arizonans. For information about BCBSAZ and its HealthyBlue program, an integrated program of tools, resources and services that can help Arizonans live a healthier lifestyle, visit

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