Health Alliance Plan, a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan, has named Christine Harder senior vice president, Provider Network Management. In this role, she leads HAP’s work to engage, support and grow its health care provider network in order to drive value for HAP members and purchasers. She oversees the organization’s Provider Engagement, Contracting, Provider Data Integrity, Credentialing and Value-Based Contracting activities. Prior to this promotion, Harder served as vice president of Provider Operations at HAP, a position she held since 2017.
“Christine is a seasoned health care industry veteran who brings a wealth of experience to this position,” said Dr. Michael Genord, president and CEO, HAP. “Her extensive experience includes long tenures at both HAP, as a payer, and at Henry Ford Health System, a nationally renowned health care provider. Her in-depth knowledge of how both sides of the industry operate will greatly benefit our provider relationships as HAP continues to grow and expand across the state, adding more providers to our already extensive network.”
Harder has a combined 28 years of experience at HAP and its parent company Henry Ford Health System. She held leadership roles at Henry Ford in Revenue Cycle Management for more than 20 years before joining HAP in 2015 as vice president, Enrollment, Billing and Payment Operations and subsequently becoming vice president of Provider Operations.
Harder holds a Master of Science Administration degree in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Walsh College.