ATI Physical Therapy has added Amber Compton to its leadership team as Vice President of Payer Relations, handling strategic planning and relationship management among ATI’s partner insurance companies to ensure patient access to care.

As part of her role, in which she will report directly to Joe Zavalishin, Chief Development Officer, she will oversee and manage ATI’s provider network, to help ensure a consistent approach across the board, ATI notes in a media release.

​“Amber’s proven success in healthcare business development and strategic-relationship building will make a positive impact on our business and how we work with partners. Her communication, relationship management, negotiation skills and experience developing highly engaged teams are what drew us to her as an integral addition to our company. We’re confident in her ability to effectively navigate ATI’s critical business relationships with the care they require to ensure mutual value for all parties and deliver the high level of patient service synonymous with ATI.”

— Joe Zavalishin, Chief Development Officer, ATI Physical Therapy

Compton joins ATI after an 18-year career with St Louis-based pharmacy benefit management organization Express Scripts. There, she held various roles within the company including VP and general manager of the company’s group purchasing organization, VP of network strategy and contracting, and VP of retail account management and compliance. Tasked with oversight of a vast pharmacy retail network, Compton’s work focused on overseeing contracting and ensuring compliance.

Prior to Express Scripts, Compton spent more than a decade with Walgreens, rising from pharmacy student to pharmacy manager handling hiring, inventory management and state and federal compliance responsibilities, the release explains.

“ATI is one of the most prominent physical therapy companies in the US, and I’m incredibly excited to bring my perspective and ideas to its leadership team. I’m eager to begin applying my experience to strengthen and build meaningful partnerships across the organization to help deliver the kind of operational excellence ATI is known for by so many.”

— Amber Compton

Compton holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and certifications in Advanced Negotiation Strategies and Negotiation Skills from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education.

[Source: ATI Physical Therapy]

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