Payment Integrity Leader CERIS Promotes Two Executives to Senior Management Roles

James Contos, Mark Johnson Named Senior Vice Presidents

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CERIS, a CorVel company and leader in payment integrity solutions, announced today the promotion of two executives to senior vice president positions.

James Contos, who oversees CERIS’ itemized bill review and DRG validation business, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations after serving as Vice President of Operations since July of 2014. In his new role, he will ensure the strategic direction of operations aligns with continued CERIS growth. His vision and direction will help shape new document technology, streamline turnaround times, build specialty audit types and improve recovery efforts.

Mark Johnson has also been promoted to Senior Vice President of Product Development. He joined CERIS in December 2019 as Vice President of Product Management. In his new role, Johnson will be tasked not only with overseeing product management and implementations, but will expand his responsibilities to provide guidance and direction to strategic partnerships, contracting, pricing, sales support, marketing and accounting.   

“James and Mark’s contributions and industry knowledge have made a significant impact to our overall growth,” said CERIS President Greg Dorn. “In their new roles, they will help us to continue to lead the industry in payment integrity services. I am proud they are helping to lead our organization.”


CERIS, a leader in both prospective and retrospective claims review and repricing, combines clinical expertise and cost containment solutions to ensure the accuracy and transparency in healthcare payments. Accuracy and validation services include itemization review, DRG validation, facility repricing, contract and policy applications, review of implants and devices, and primary payer cost avoidance. Its proprietary universal chargemaster contains billions of charge items from more than 97% of the nation’s hospitals, helping to ensure the accuracy and objectivity of each claim review.

About CorVel

CorVel Corp. applies technology including artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing to enhance the managing of episodes of care and the related health care costs. We partner with employers, third-party administrators, insurance companies and government agencies in managing worker’s compensation and health, auto and liability services. Our diverse suite of solutions combines our integrated technologies with a human touch. CorVel's customized services, delivered locally, are backed by a national team to support clients as well as their customers and patients.

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