Peter also developed a physician-led Pay for Performance and Quality Improvement program which enrolled 60% of the primary care physicians in Iowa and South Dakota, achieving measurable improvement in quality and cost outcomes. Finally, Peter also led the development of two separate market leading, successful, provider-owned health plans during his career. Throughout his career, Peter has developed an extensive personal and professional network in the healthcare industry, both on a national and local (Midwest) basis.
Peter is currently active as a health care consultant, working with integrated healthcare systems, community hospitals, medical groups, a national pharmacy benefit management company and an Iowa-based software company. Peter provided business development leadership for the software company to provide them with the opportunity to enter the national healthcare market with high value products, using a network of personal and professional relationships, as well his own experience, insight and credibility in healthcare. His knowledge of healthcare and healthcare reform is extensive. A former executive in a large academic medical center, a health maintenance organization, and a full-service Blue Cross health plan, Peter brings multiple interests and perspectives to bear on strategy, program design and execution.
Dale J. Andringa, M.D., has been a physician for more than 30 years, beginning his practice in 1979 in primary care internal medicine. He held a number of physician leadership positions, including president of the medical staff of Iowa Methodist Medical Center and chairman of the board of clinical governors of the Iowa Health System. During this time, he was instrumental in merging and growing his practice to more than 150 primary care physicians in more than 50 clinic sites across Iowa.
Dr. Andringa brings a perspective of practicing physician, healthcare purchaser, and healthcare insurer. Following his private practice experience, he began a career in the insurance industry in 1985, becoming a founder of HMO Iowa and serving on its board of directors. In 1989, he was named medical director of American Republic Insurance Company. He subsequently joined his family’s business, Vermeer Manufacturing Company in Pella, Iowa, as its medical director and director of strategic improvement. In this position, he managed Vermeer’s 7,000-member self-funded health plan and contributed to its occupational health and safety efforts.
Joining Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield as Chief Medical Officer in 2002, Dr. Andringa led the health management team and worked closely with employers, members, and healthcare practitioners in Iowa and South Dakota to improve Wellmark’s benefit delivery system. He led the implementation of the Pay for Performance and Quality Improvement programs, achieving measurable results in quality and cost outcomes. His extensive network in Iowa and South Dakota, and nationally with other BCBS medical directors, contributed to high enrollment and engagement of physicians the programs Wellmark launched.
Dr. Andringa is currently active as a healthcare consultant, working with an Iowa-based software company, medical groups, integrated health systems, and a national pharmacy benefit management company.