Patrick Gilligan is chief commerical officer and executive vice president for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the largest private health plan in Massachusetts and one of the largest independent, not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country. The company serves nearly 3 million members and is rated among the nation’s best health plans for overall member satisfaction and quality.
He is responsible for all of the health plan’s commercial market-facing functions. Pat's leadership responsibilities include product development, management and strategy, brand management and marketing, and sales. Pat also oversees our specialty benefits offerings and our prevention and wellness programs. In addition, Pat is the CEO of Zaffre, the strategic investment arm of Blue Cross.
Pat initially came to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in September of 2007 as senior vice president for health care contract management. He was responsible for the development of provider contracting strategy and execution with the provider network and for successful implementation of the Alternative Quality Contract - a payment reform initiative that has received national recognition.
Pat brings more than 20 years of health care experience to the company. Previously, he was the senior vice president for health system alliances at CVS Health. He was responsible for developing collaborative arrangements with physician groups, hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations, and other provider entities to support the providers through medication adherence programs, electronic connectivity, and nurse practitioner services at CVS MinuteClinic.
Pat’s prior experience also includes serving as vice president for system contracting and contract finance for Partners HealthCare System in Boston. There he was responsible for payer contracting strategy, contracting financial analysis, and negotiation of payer contracts for Partner’s six acute care hospitals, non-acute facilities, and the 6,000 physicians affiliated with Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.
Pat received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross.