Hovannes Daniels

Hovannes Daniels, Vice President of Decision Support and Risk Adjustment, Kaiser Permanente 

Member At Large of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board for RISE

Hovannes Daniels is Vice President of Decision Support and Risk Adjustment. He is responsible for managing Kaiser Permanente’s analytic information and data as well as driving the risk adjustment initiative forward in partnership with the Permanente Medical Groups which accounts for approximately 40% of Kaiser Permanente's revenue.

The Decision Support group comprises approximately 250 individuals that perform analytics nationally, as well as regional analytic and program management teams who serve as local liaisons with care delivery leaders, physicians, coders, finance, legal and compliance leads. The work is aimed at improving care (by identifying and reducing variation, and by detecting chronic diseases earlier, facilitating documentation and coding of disease progression, and encouraging patient engagement), while strengthening financial performance (by delivering actionable business insights and improving the accuracy and completeness of diagnosis capture).

 Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Hovannes was General Manager of the Senior Markets group and Director of Revenue Management at Blue Shield of California. There, he was accountable for the Senior Markets P&L (Medicare Advantage, Part D and Medicare Supplement products), as well as Senior Markets strategy. Prior to that, Hovannes previously spent 10 years at UnitedHealth Group (and PacifiCare), where he held a variety of director and vice-president level roles in finance, product management, sales/marketing, billing and enrollment, audit, project management, strategic planning and internal consulting.

 Outside of healthcare, Hovannes held leadership roles in the treasury department of the Walt Disney Company and at City National Bank in the area of interest rate and liquidity risk management.

 Hovannes is a British native (no accent) and a resident of Huntington Beach for the past 28 years. He holds an MBA from the California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science in biological science from the University of California, Irvine. He is a husband, and a father of three children. He thrives by learning and teaching kung fu, coaching, refereeing and umpiring youth soccer and baseball, and most importantly, spending quality time with his family.


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