Intercede Health was founded by physicians in 1995. In that same year, we partnered with a Texas based not for profit Health System to redesign one of their Hospital's delivery of care models. By mid 1996, a remarkable turnaround had taken place resulting in a return to profitability for both the Hospital and its Health Plan partner, along with top decile clinical outcomes ranking. In the decades that followed, Intercede Health has provided Hospital Care Services in programs across the United States, with existing programs in over 40 hospitals today. In 1998, Intercede Health launched the Transitional Care Program, opening its first Transitional Care Clinic (TCC), as an alternative for patients at risk of hospital admissions or frequent use of emergency rooms. Since then, we have expanded our base of clinics into multiple markets, offering an effective way to treat chronic care or high-acuity patients in an outpatient setting. Intercede has continued to grow and diversify by adding Home Based Services to our Transitional Care Program, extending consulting services to clients throughout the country, and providing comprehensive clinical review and compliance support for a variety of health care programs across a wide range of clients. In what we do, we first seek fulfillment of our Mission, which is to bring Life Changing Results to our Patients and their Loved Ones.
Philip Sanger, MD Company Founder, Chairman of the Board
Founded Intercede Health in 1995. One of three Original Founders, and Initial Investor in HealthSpring, while also serving as a Board Member and Chief Institutional Medical Officer, going public in 2006, acquired by CIGNA in 2012. Managing Partner in TEXO Ventures, as well as Chief Medical Officer of Employer Direct Healthcare. His opinions can be found in national publications like Managed Healthcare Executive, Health Insurance Underwriters, The Hospitalist Magazine, and Disease Management Advisor. Dr. Sanger was the benefactor in the creation of the Sanger Learning Center, at the University of Texas, which currently serves 20,000 students. Undergraduate: University of Texas, medical degree: Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine, Chief Pulmonary Fellow: University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine.
Chief Executive Officer
Serving as Intercede's Chief Executive Officer, Kirk brings over 30 years of experience in healthcare in a variety of leadership roles. In addition to his work in the payer space, Kirk has co-founded a number of entrepreneurial ventures in healthcare focused on support of improved clinical outcomes and value based medicine.
Chief Operating Officer
Steve brings over 30 years experience in managing complex operational, interdisciplinary systems. His experience has spanned the globe overseeing sizable operations for Fortune 100 companies.
Chief Medical Officer
As Intercede's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dan Lotan is responsible for ensuring the clinical integrity of our Hospitalist and Transitional Care programs. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and completed his residency at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. He was formerly Vice Chair for the Dept. of Internal Medicine and the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at King's Daughters Clinic and Hospital in Temple Texas
Director and Advisor
Dr. Louis Roddy is a board certified internist with sub-specialty boards in pulmonary medicine and previous certifications in critical care medicine. He is a practicing physician actively involved in patient care in Houston, Texas. In addition, Dr. Roddy is the Medical Director for Northwest Diagnostic Physician Association, the physician advisor for Houston Northwest Medical Center, a board member of Intercede Health and on the leadership council of Selectcare of Texas. Dr. Roddy brings a combination of practical experience in the patient care arena, an extensive knowledge of managed care and its integration into the practices of community physicians.