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Eric R. Wagner

Executive Vice President, Insurance & Diversified Operations , MedStar

Eric R. Wagner is executive vice president of Insurance and Diversified Operations for MedStar Health. In this role, Wagner has executive oversight for many of MedStar Health’s non-hospital businesses, including MedStar Family Choice, MedStar Medicare Choice, MedStar Visiting Nurse Association and other home care businesses, and MedStar Ambulatory Services. He also has executive responsibility for systemwide government affairs and managed care activities. Previously, Wagner served as senior vice president of Managed Care.

Prior to joining MedStar Health, Wagner was with the healthcare strategy and consulting practice of Ernst & Young and other consulting firms. He has more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry in operations, strategy, development, and finance. He has published several books, chapters and articles on managed care evaluation, development, negotiations and provider compensation.

Wagner has been an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, where he taught courses on healthcare policy and administration. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), where he also serves as chairman of the MHA Political Action Committee. He previously served on the board of directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and has been active in civic affairs in Alexandria, Va., where he served on the Planning Commission and as past chairman.

Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his master’s degree in business administration with specializations in health administration and finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was the recipient of the Bachmeyer Award for Academic Excellence.