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Committed To Good Health

Provider Partners Health Plans (PPHP) takes a very different approach  to caring for residents of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities. With the tech-enabled care model, treatment is more timely, thus avoiding more serious illness and unnecessary hospitalizations. PPHP’s Nurse Practitioners and RN Care Coordinators are top-notch clinicians committed to quality care.



Dr. Scott Rifkin | Executive Chairman

A recognized entrepreneur and innovator in healthcare, Scott Rifkin, MD, has more than 25 years of experience as a physician and healthcare executive. Since 1990, Dr. Rifkin has delivered clinical services to residents of long-term care facilities.

Dr. Rifkin is currently the Chairman of the Board of two other affiliated HMOs which offer Medicare Advantage plans. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and George Washington University School of Medicine.


Bruce R. (Rick) Grindrod, Jr. | CEO, President

As the President and CEO of PPHP, Rick leads the company’s overall business strategy, creating strategic relationships between hospitals, long-term care providers and physicians to provide high quality care to some of the most vulnerable Medicare patients. Rick has 29 years of experience managing all aspects of the operations and marketing of senior living and health care facilities. Rick holds an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland and a B.S. from Bucknell University.



Alan L. Kimmel, M.D. | Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kimmel is responsible for overall clinical performance and interacts with partner & affiliated organization’s clinical leadership at all levels. He is Chairperson of the PPHP/PPMS Quality Improvement Committee and Credentialing Committee.  Dr. Kimmel has clinical oversight over the utilization management process. He has decades of experience in medical management process development and has been tightly involved with CMS Value-Based Programs for a decade.  Dr. Kimmel is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is board certified in internal medicine, and is a member of the AMDA (Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care) Leadership Committee.

Keith D. Persinger | Chief Financial & Chief Operating Officer

Keith provides executive leadership in all company-wide financial, operational, strategic, and growth functions for Provider Partner Health Plans (PPHP).  PPHP owns and operates multiple Medicare value-based programs focused on seniors in the long-term care setting. Prior to joining PPHP, he spent over 26 years with the University of Maryland Medical System most recently as the SVP and Chief Performance Improvement Officer of the System.  Prior to that, he was the EVP, Chief Operating & Chief Financial Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  His responsibilities have included system-wide performance improvement, strategy, operations, finance, debt financing, and investment activity. Prior to UMMS, Keith was a consultant in the firm of KPMG LLP, in KPMG’s Healthcare Financial Strategies Consulting Group.  Keith earned his MBA in Finance and Bachelor’s in Finance from Loyola University of Maryland.  Keith is a current Board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland and was a former Treasurer and Chair of the Board.

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