Rick Raihle has joined The AllianceĀ®, an employer-owned, not-for-profit cooperative of more than 240 members.

As provider network manager, Raihle will be responsible for contracting with health care providers in Illinois and Iowa to help expand The Alliance's provider network. His role will include meeting with providers to negotiate contracts and create organizational objectives.

Raihle has significant experience in provider contracting and network development most recently as the manager of contract negotiations at Health Net in Tempe, Ariz. He also has experience at health plans in Oregon and Minnesota.

Raihle has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. He also served on the Skylark Opera Board of Directors during his tenure in Minnesota.

"We are more than thrilled to welcome Raihle to our team," said Heather Oliva, Alliance director of provider relations. "He brings a great deal of provider contracting experience that will be invaluable to the expansion of our cooperative."

More than a provider network, The Alliance moves health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality and engaging individuals in their health. Members of the employer-owned, not-for-profit cooperative provide coverage to more than 80,000 individuals in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. The Alliance uses its purchasing power as a cooperative to negotiate with and provide access to an extensive network of doctors and hospitals paid to improve quality by performing better not doing more.

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