MedSolutions Appoints Gino Tenace Chief Strategy Officer

  MedSolutions Appoints Gino Tenace Chief Strategy Officer

Business Wire

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- November 15, 2012

MedSolutions, a leading provider of medical cost management services, has
announced the appointment of Gino Tenace as chief strategy officer. In his new
position, Mr. Tenace is responsible for assisting thechief executive
officerin developing, communicating, executing and sustaining strategic
initiatives that will help drive the company’s future growth and

“Having been a chief executive officer himself, Gino has great strategic
perspective, which will help our company continue to grow intelligently," said
Curt Thorne, president and chief executive officer of MedSolutions.
“Additionally, his experience at the nation’s largest health insurer gives him
a deep understanding of what is needed to help our customers solve the
challenges they face every day, especially as implementation of healthcare
reform really gears up.”

Mr. Tenace joins MedSolutions from a key leadership role at Rise Health, a
healthcare services company that provides primary care solutions to physician
practices and other healthcare organizations. There, he served as president,
chief operating officer and chief executive officer of Northeast Florida
Accountable Care, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rise Health, where he led the
development of business and financial plans, product and marketing strategies,
technology and operations.

Prior to Rise Health, Mr. Tenace spent 15 years at UnitedHealth Group, where
he held an array of executive management positions. Notably, he led the
company’s Quality and Affordability Programs, which lowered costs and improved
the quality of care for the 45 million commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lives
served by the insurer. In that role, Mr. Tenace’s teams implemented programs
that drove nearly $1 billion in fully insured commercial savings in the first
two years. Additionally, Mr. Tenace created the Just Right Service program, a
continuous quality improvement initiative based on the principles of Six
Sigma. Through the various programs he oversaw, UnitedHealth Group realized
savings of more than $300 million.

“My career has been devoted to the idea that healthcare costs can be lowered
and quality improved at the same time, and the services provided by
MedSolutions are perfectly aligned with that vision,” said Mr. Tenace. “I look
forward to developing and driving strategies that enable us to continue to
help our customers deliver patients the highest quality, lowest cost care

Mr. Tenace has also been involved in the formation of national healthcare
policy. With Rise Health, he was asked to lead a team of national healthcare
leaders in presenting approaches to reducing Medicare cost trends and
improving quality to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen
Sebelius. He also advised President George W. Bush's healthcare team and
helped Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration develop programs to
cover California's uninsured citizens.

Mr. Tenace received both a BS in computer science and an MBA from Clarkson
University, where he graduated first in his class. He also served as a
distinguished member of the U.S. Army National Guard for fourteen years,
reaching the rank of Major.

About MedSolutions

MedSolutions is a medical cost management company, saving money for health
plans and people by improving patient care. We achieve this through management
programs for advanced imaging, cardiac imaging, radiation therapy, ultrasound,
sleep management, oncology, spine surgery and implantable cardioverter
defibrillators (ICDs), as well as our groundbreaking Premerus® program, which
ensures that patients receive expert diagnoses. We approach everything we do
like a treating physician. We base our guidelines on patient symptoms. Our
doctors and nurses review patient cases within their specialties. We reward
physicians who consistently provide the best care. MedSolutions aligns the
best interests of health plans, physicians and, most importantly, patients. We
are proud to help 27 million Americans receive higher quality, lower cost
healthcare. MedSolutions has been recognized for outstanding customer service
and effective call center management by the International Customer Management
Institute and for four consecutive years by the prestigious J.D. Power and
Associates Award.


Katie Lilley, 703-722-3061
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