A director since 2020, Ms. Heltz currently serves as Executive Advisor at Ochsner Health Network, a leader in innovative healthcare delivery, comprised of health systems, partner physician groups, and affiliated community providers. With deep experience in healthcare financing, analytics, operations, and alternative payment models, Heltz is a respected healthcare expert in improving quality and lowering costs.
Her career began as an actuary at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA), earning membership credentials in the Society of Actuaries and the American Academy of Actuaries. She also served as the organization’s SVP/Chief Actuary and other senior positions leading BCBSLA’s pharmacy benefits, medical management programs, and provider reimbursement areas.
Her 31-year career there culminated in her post as SVP Medical Economics & Chief Analytics Officer, successfully advancing the plan’s provider contracting and reimbursement, resulting in successful value-based contracts with Medicare and commercial health plans alike. After BCBSLA, she served four years as Ochsner Health Network’s Chief Operations Officer before transitioning to her present-day role as Executive Advisor.