Michael Battle

Vice President, Provider Relations

Michael Battle is Vice President, Provider Relations, at BHS. He joined BHS in 2021.  In this role, he is responsible for the continued expansion of BHS’ national PPO network, to include provider negotiations, credentialing, orientation and provider-related quality assurance.  Prior to joining BHS, Michael spent more than sixteen years with several medical managed care organizations in provider network leadership roles, involved in network development, operations, and care coordination, including eight years at VIVA Healthcare and eight years at Cigna/Healthspring. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Societies.