BlueCross Names Barclay SVP of Provider Network Management

CHATTANOOGA – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has appointed Marc Barclay as senior vice president of provider network management, a role he has held on an interim basis since last fall.  

Marc Barclay

“Our relationships with providers are more important than ever as we find new ways to support high-quality care for Tennesseans,” said Scott Pierce, BlueCross executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We are fortunate to have Marc’s expertise and leadership to guide us in building and maintaining partnerships that best meet our members’ needs for affordability.” 

In this role, Barclay will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s provider networks, including contract negotiations with hospitals, facilities and physician groups. He will also oversee ancillary services, provider reimbursement, provider operations, and administration and support services. 

Barclay joined BlueCross as vice president of provider networks and contracting in 2014 and became chief managed care officer for the organization in 2019. In October 2022, he became acting head of the provider network management division, leading BlueCross through ongoing contract negotiations while balancing leadership responsibilities for provider innovations, support, and operations areas.  

Barclay holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Saint Francis. 

About BlueCross® 
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at

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