Dr. Marilyn Palmer is Senior Vice President of Client Performance and Revenue Integrity, Physician Executive Division. Dr. Palmer is a strategic business leader with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Dr. Palmer excels in engaging healthcare leaders, driving long-term business performance and helping hospitals establish standardized and efficient utilization management processes. As a trusted advisor, she guides hospital clients through change management, process and performance optimization, strategic planning, and development of organizational committees and policies. She is a recognized public speaker and educator.
Before joining Versalus Health, Dr. Palmer was Senior Medical Director of Strategic Accounts for Blue Shield of California where she was responsible for developing and maintaining key business relationships, strategic analysis and delivery of client financial reporting, and clinical innovation for large corporate clients. Prior to Blue Shield, she was Vice President of Physician Services for B.E Smith where she developed and executed a new business model for recruiting physician executives. She also served as Vice President of Business Development and Medical Affairs at Executive Health Resources (EHR), an Optum company. At EHR, she was responsible for development and implementation of new products and services; executive/corporate engagement; client education and successful process adoption; and client satisfaction and retention.
Dr. Palmer holds a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Western University of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacology from the University of California Santa Barbara, as well as, a master’s degree in Business Administration. She is currently a licensed physician in California.