Mudunuri brings more than 30 years of operations management experience in healthcare, financial services, and technology to CCA’s leadership team
BOSTON, MA – January 18, 2022 – Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA), a national, multi-state healthcare organization with proven expertise in complex care coordination and delivery, today announced the appointment of Sesha Mudunuri as Chief Operating Officer.
In this role, Mudunuri will lead and advance CCA’s core business and IT operations, including claims administration, member services, network contracting, provider relations, credentialing, and information technology. He is also responsible for the execution of corporate strategic initiatives and implementation of shared services for CCA’s multiple markets as the organization continues to expand nationally.
“After an extensive national search, I am thrilled to have Sesha join our executive team and leverage his vast experience in health plan operations in pursuit of our vision of transforming healthcare for people with significant needs, said Commonwealth Care Alliance President and CEO Chris Palmieri. “Sesha’s deep knowledge of the populations we serve and success leading national, highly complex business initiatives adds important perspective to our organization as we continue to execute our growth strategy and deliver care to more individuals across the nation.”
“I am honored to join CCA’s executive leadership team and build on the organization’s momentum as it continues to expand its proven care model, offering complex care coordination and delivery to those who need it most,” said Mudunuri. “CCA’s unwavering commitment to its mission and expanding its reach nationally is incredibly exciting. I look forward to ensuring our operational processes help us realize the company’s vision.”
Mudunuri joins CCA as the company grows beyond Massachusetts with expansions into California, Michigan and Rhode Island. This growth is part of CCA’s multi-year, mission-aligned geographic diversification growth strategy to establish CCA as a national, multi-state healthcare organization.
Most recently, Mudunuri served as the chief operating officer for Centene Corporation’s Magnolia Health Plan subsidiary, which served 300,000 Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and exchange members in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas. He also previously served as executive director of operations at CalOptima, and has held leadership roles at New Directions Behavioral Health, Kaiser Permanente and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
Mudunuri received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas and holds a project management professional certification.
About Commonwealth Care Alliance
Based in Boston, Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) is a not-for-profit, integrated care system influencing innovative models of complex care nationwide. Mission-based and person-centered, CCA is a fully integrated payer and provider singularly focused on sustainable and evidence-based healthcare breakthroughs that fill important gaps in care and improve the health and well-being of people with significant needs. This includes advocating for affordable, high-quality, and cost-effective healthcare policies that lead to healthcare equity for individuals who need it most. CCA’s model is consistently recognized as one of the best in the country at finding and engaging traditionally hard-to-reach individuals. For five consecutive years*, CCA One Care, one of the fastest growing Medicare-Medicaid Plans in the country, earned a top overall experience rating from consumers; and CMS rated CCA Senior Care Options 5 out of 5 stars for 2022.
In 2021, CCA began a multi-year, mission-aligned geographic diversification growth strategy to extend its proven care model throughout the United States. With health plans in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Michigan, CCA serves more than 62,000 individuals. Learn more about CCA’s pioneering healthcare solutions and validated care model at www.commonwealthcarealliance.org or follow CCA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
*Based on the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys.