Chris Day

Chris Day has been President, Value Based Solutions, at Anthem, Inc., since July 2020. In that role, Chris owns the development, enhancement, and execution of Anthem’s value-based payment strategy. He is critical in developing an industry-leading risk-contracting capability and new business models that more strongly incent providers, in particular primary care, to improve quality and lower total costs. Central to the role, Chris partners with Anthem’s Lines of Business Market leaders to understand their plans and objectives, develop aligned plans within and across markets, and brings to bear contracts, provider-enablement capabilities, and product/network strategies to enable Anthem to meet and exceed its profitable growth aspirations. 

Chris is spearheading an enterprise in partnership with the Medicare team to redesign Anthem’s network strategy to improve STARs ratings and total cost of care. He is also working with his team and across the enterprise to refine and accelerate Anthem's national strategy to partner with, support, and enable primary care physicians to remain independent and better manage the populations they serve under risk-based contracts. 

Previously, Chris served as President of CareC2, where he led his second start-up inside a publicly traded company. CareC2 is a digital health platform that enables organizations in health and health care to align/use their assets and services in unison to achieve their strategic aspirations and drive outcome improvement.

Chris served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Care Management at Kindred Healthcare. He spearheaded Kindred’s strategic and operational transformation by building high-performance networks through contracts and JVs with health systems, PAC providers, technology providers, and government.

Chris built his career on being opportunistic, entrepreneurial, and connecting the dots between sectors—managed care, public health, health policy, hospitals/health systems, and post-acute care—to help solve our nation’s most pressing health and economic challenges. In each successive role, Chris has identified fundamental trends, developed strategies, gained organizational buy-in, and operationalized the system through his team’s leading to significant, profitable growth.

For example, at Aetna, Chris was employee No. 1 in its Accountable Care Solutions (ACS) unit. Through ACS and his team, he brought together providers, insurance offerings, and technology from Healthagen, resulting in 63 value-based contracts across 19 states, including a JV private label health plan accounting for around $7 billion in 5 year TCV, $1.5 billion incremental revenue, and 15% of Aetna’s total membership growth each year. During his tenure, the company earned recognition by KLAS as the best health plan for providers to collaborate with for three consecutive years. Chris joined Aetna in 2008 as part of former CEO Ron William’s strategy team.

He serves as a strategic advisor to non-profit, technology, and private equity firms.

Chris earned his undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Yale School of Management.

Chris, his wife, Shannon, and 9-year-old daughter, Fallon, reside in Charlotte, N.C.                                                                        


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