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Praveen Thadani

Head of Medicare Innovation


Praveen Thadani joined Humana as the Market President for Commercial Business in Illinois effective June 2013, and in January 2014 was named National VP of Market Development for the Employer Group Segment.  In June 2016, following over two years of successful trend benders, development of value based provider programs, innovative products, and unique market programs for the Employer Group Segment, Praveen transitioned to the Medicare Segment as the VP of Innovation and Partnerships where he is accountable for implementing unique innovations and partnerships focused on enabling insight based decisions with providers, and unique tools and technology to enable a more unified consumer and provider experience to manage chronic health and well-being.

Praveen Thadani comes to Humana from UnitedHealth Group, where he held multiple roles with progressively higher accountabilities for the last eleven years. Most recently, Praveen was Senior Vice President, Large Employer Relationship Office at Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. In this role, Praveen had responsibility for the satisfaction, retention, growth, and management of large employers across the US for clinical, behavioral, and financial services solutions. Prior to that, Praveen was Senior Vice President, United Healthcare National Accounts and Vice President, Alliances, UnitedHealth Group. In these roles, in addition to overseeing large complex relationships, Praveen also handled large system migrations and also had operational and financial accountabilities.

While having diverse roles at UnitedHealth Group, Praveen further rounded his experiences prior to that at Tiber Group (now Navigant Consulting) as a Consultant focused on integrated delivery strategy; at MMI Companies as a Risk Management Consultant; at the Rush System for Health as a Practice Management Intern; and at the Illinois Area Health Education Centers Program in a Public Administration role.

Praveen holds a Master of Science in Health Services Management from Rush University, Chicago and a Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. An article co-authored by Praveen has been published in the Health Forum Journal.