Jeff Syrek, also known as “JD”, joined NEQCA in 2008 and currently serves as the Vice President of System Contracting and Contract Finance for both NEQCA and Tufts Medical Center. In addition to the overall organizational strategy negotiations, Jeff manages the contracting and informatics team, as well as the development of funds flow and incentive models that support the NEQCA networks success.
Jeff is a twenty year veteran of health care financing, provider incentives and contracting in the major industry sectors including provider networks, health plans and hospital systems. Prior to joining NEQCA, Jeff worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as the Director of Provider Financial Management.
After graduate school, Jeff was an administrative resident, with the senior leadership team of Northeast Health System. Quickly following this position, Jeff served as the Manager of Contract Finance at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
Jeff has an MBA from Union Graduate College in health care management, but finds it refreshing that his other schooling (particularly international relations and political science from University of Rochester and contract law from Albany Law School) have particular applications on a routine basis in his current role.