Emad Rizk, M.D.
Chairman, President, and CEO

Emad Rizk, M.D., joined Cotiviti (formerly Verscend Technologies) in August 2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer, bringing a 30-year, well-documented track record of delivering improved quality and financial performance to healthcare organizations through forward-thinking leadership, business acumen, and clinical expertise.

With his extensive experience working with payers, hospital systems, government, physicians, and pharmaceutical companies, Dr. Rizk has brought focus and rigor to Cotiviti’s healthcare analytics and technology offerings, positioning the organization for significant growth. Notably, under Dr. Rizk’s leadership, Verscend Technologies completed a $4.9 billion acquisition of Cotiviti Holdings, the largest payer analytics acquisition of 2018. He also oversaw the acquisition of new quality improvement and fraud, waste, and abuse solutions from General Dynamics Information Technology, giving the company the largest and most comprehensive set of quality measures in the payer analytics space.

Prior to joining Cotiviti, Dr. Rizk served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Accretive Health and as a member of its board of directors, where he completed the restatement, restructuring, and repositioning of the company’s offerings and led its profitability to quadruple during his tenure. Prior to Accretive Health, Dr. Rizk was President of McKesson Health Solutions, where he grew the company’s healthcare payer business to one of the largest and most significant leaders in healthcare analytics. Before joining McKesson, Dr. Rizk served as Senior Partner and Global Director for Deloitte Consulting, leading the company’s medical cost and quality management practice across all segments, and Worldwide Medical Director for Monsanto Corporation.

Dr. Rizk serves on boards across the country and well as on the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives across the entire industry that works to bring affordable and high-quality healthcare to all Americans through the growth of health information technology and reforming payment. He is also currently a Director with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a Senior Scholar at Jefferson Medical College, and an editorial board member of Managed Care magazine. Dr. Rizk has also previously held advisory roles with Intarcia Therapeutics, Accuray, the Care Continuum Alliance, University of Miami, University of North Texas, the National Clinical Advisory Board, and the National Quality Review Board.

Well recognized by the industry, Dr. Rizk has been named by Modern Healthcare numerous times as one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the United States” as well as the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.” Additionally, Managed Healthcare Executive named him to its “Top 25 Leaders in Disease Management.” He is a lecturer at Wharton, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, and the Kellogg School of Management. Dr. Rizk’s is the author of The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payers. His work has also been widely published in healthcare business publications and medical journals.

Recent publications

Healthcare Finance News:  Tufts Health Plan expands telehealth amid Harvard Pilgrim merger

FierceHealthcare:  Industry Voices—What does the value equation look like in the new decade?

Health Leaders:  Healthcare Leaders Reflect on Major Trends in 2019

Integrated Healthcare Executive:  How AI use impacts the entire care team

HFMA:  The price of innovation: 3 steps for managing specialty drug costs

AI in Healthcare: Bipartisan Policy Center hosts public event on the future of AI

MedCity News: The case for moving from retrospective to prospective payment integrity

Managed Healthcare Executive: The future of healthcare leadership

Becker's Healthcare Podcast: Scott Becker interviews Dr. Emad Rizk

HFM Magazine: The CFO’s role in driving value in healthcare through informed collaboration

HFMA: The price of precision medicine: 3 ways for health plans to manage genetic-testing costs

AJMC Managed Care Cast: Addressing the complexities of value-based payment models

Healthcare Finance News: Addressing value-based care's data problem

HIT Consultant: Healthcare’s uncertain future: 3 data-driven approaches for payers

Modern Healthcare: The power of data in driving transformative innovation

HFMA: How health plans can achieve next-level cost efficiencies using artificial intelligence and analytics

Managed Care: Accelerating the move toward value: strategies for 2019 and beyond

First Report Managed Care: How consumers, employers, and the government are driving payer-provider collaboration

Managed Healthcare Executive: Tools that promote payer-provider collaboration

Upcoming speaking engagements

2020 Health Care Forecast Conference – February 20–21 – Irvine, CA - Learn more