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Robert Schmitt

Vice President, Provider Contracting & Relations

Robert Schmitt came to Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative in 2015 after serving as the Director of Contracting at Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation, a provider-owned HMO based in Madison. Since 1991, he has held various positions in provider network and development for Assurant Health, Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, Wisconsin Physicians Service, Humana, Employers Health and Maxicare.  He was also Director of Health Care Systems for the American Cancer Society, Midwest Division from 2001-2007.  While at the Society, he engaged health plans and health care providers in cancer prevention and cancer patient service program delivery and he was a representative in many statewide and national health care workgroups.  He is a past member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bob graduated from Ripon College with a degree in Politics and Government, and is active with the college’s alumni groups.  Bob and his wife have two daughters, both graduates of UW-Madison.