AmeriHealth NJ Promotes Michael Ruiz de Somocurcio to VP of Contracting and Reimbursement

Cranbury, NJ - July 23, 2012 - AmeriHealth NJ today announced that Michael Ruiz de Somocurcio has been promoted to vice president of contracting and reimbursement.

In his role, role Ruiz de Somocurcio will continue to lead AmeriHealth NJ’s contracting efforts with all hospitals, physicians and ancillary providers and oversee the establishment and implementation of baseline reimbursement models, strategies, and innovative provider pay-for-performance programs. Previously, Ruiz de Somocurcio was director of contracting and reimbursement.

“Since joining AmeriHealth NJ in 2008, Michael has successfully established and maintained positive and productive relationships with providers, which has led to a significant growth in our provider network in Northern New Jersey,” said Judith L. Roman, president and CEO of AmeriHealth NJ. “His successful negotiations with hospitals and providers helps further ensure that AmeriHealth NJ members are getting affordable, quality care.”

Prior to AmeriHealth NJ, Ruiz de Somocurcio was assistant director of network contracting for Cigna where he was responsible for negotiating and executing contracts with New York hospitals, ancillary providers and physicians.

Ruiz de Somocurcio holds an MBA in management from Rutgers University. He also sits on the board of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

About AmeriHealth
AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has the largest provider network in New Jersey*, and that network includes access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

The company’s managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. has received the highest possible accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) by meeting NCQA’s rigorous evaluation standards.

AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth, visit

* Based on analysis done through an independent source.

Media Contact

Jill Roman
Manager, Public Relations
AmeriHealth New Jersey
(609) 662-2454