Senior Vice President of Medical Operations - South Florida
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Maria Xirau has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry. She has dedicated fifteen of those years to managed care. Maria joined Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. in 1996, and has served in a multitude of roles, from a vice president of operations statewide to network development and everywhere in between based on the needs of the organization. Maria thrives in a continually changing environment that never stands still, and her ability to jump into any situation and provide guidance has broadened the strategic development of Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. She is the "go to" person for all members of the Senior Leadership Team in all areas of operations.
Maria’s accomplishments include a proven track record of converting offices from deficit performance to lucrative profitable entities, as well as developing and opening new medical practices. This includes demographic and saturation analysis to determine location, negotiating leases, hiring staff and conducting the necessary follow-through so that all operational processes are implemented and maintained. Maria took an interest in the Medicare Risk Adjustment and has created a proven methodology for the Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. offices she manages to capture all appropriate diagnosis and improve physician documentation. She has also been an integral individual in the transformation of Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc.’ wholly- owned offices to Level 3 NCQA Recognized Patient-Center Medical Home™. Maria is very involved in community relations such as American Red Cross, Seniors and Friends and the American Heart Association, and is a strong patient advocate.
She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and furthered her education in Nursing at Emory University of Atlanta, Georgia.