Tom Aubel is the Associate Vice-President of Reimbursement at UPMC Health Plan where he has been employed for 10 years in various positions with the organization. In his current role, he is responsible for contract negotiations for the health plan with all providers as well as the design, implementation and management of various value-based programs including successful total joint and maternity bundles. Tom has over 30 years of health care experience on both the provider and payer sides of the industry. He worked for 10 years at a large community health system negotiating payer contracts for both hospitals and physician groups and managed a risk contract for that system. Tom also spent time working in health advocacy at Health Care Council of Western Pennsylvania as VP of Payer Relations, helping to develop better relationships between the member health systems and payers in the market.