Ajhezza A. Martinez is the Senior Vice President of Network Operations, which includes all hospital contracting, provider relations, credentialing, and provider data maintenance. She spearheads the implementation of value-based payments, ensuring efficiency in the contracting and reimbursement of providers participating in managed care plans. She first joined Affinity in March 2014 as the Director of Contracting. She has more than 15 years' experience in proven leadership skills, demonstrated by her ability to strategically collaborate internally with operational teams as well as externally with complex healthcare organizations.
Before joining Affinity, Mrs. Martinez led dual roles as Director of Provider Relations and Compliance Officer for Easy Choice of NY and CarePoint Health Plan in New Jersey, both start-ups for the Medicare line of business. She provided leadership and strategic direction of contract administration, including the development of end-to-end contracting processes, structure, day-to-day operations, workforce management, network analysis, and staff development/retention.
Mrs. Martinez also held positions as Director of Provider Relations at Amerigroup and UnitedHealth Group. Earlier, she served as the Director of Patient Relations and Patient Satisfaction at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a 965-bed hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. She also worked as the Executive Director of the Office of Boards and Council for the Office of the Commissioner of Health under the McGreevey administration from 2002 to 2004.