Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon has appointed Alison Goldwater as new vice president of Provider Services in Oregon.

In this role, Goldwater will be responsible for enhancing provider relationships throughout the communities and evolving Regence’s provider networks to help make health care more sustainable for members.

Goldwater moves to position from her role as Regence director of network strategy and reimbursement management. She will continue to work in Regence’s Portland corporate office.

Before moving to Regence, Goldwater held several impressive roles in the Midwest, most recently serving as a senior consultant to physician practices.

In addition, Goldwater worked with Humana Health Care Plans for 10 years in the Provider Contracting division. As a director, she was successful in maintaining strong and positive relationships with providers, while working with them on key strategic reimbursement changes that ultimately produced an annual savings to the organization.