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Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. (VPHP)
600 East Broad St Suite 400
PO Box 5307
Richmond , VA   23220   USA
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Business Focus:
HIP: Medicaid Health Plan
Company Description:
Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. (VPHP) is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO, IPA model), which began operations as a full service Medicaid HMO in August 1995.

VPHP is contracted with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to provide health care services to the recipients of the Family Access to Medical Security Insurance (FAMIS) and Medicaid's Temporary Aid for Needy Families and Aged, Blind, and Disabled residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. VPHP was formed for the sole purpose of effectively coordinating health care for low-income persons. Owned by University Health Systems of Virginia Commonwealth University, VPHP currently services approximately 105,654 members.

Virginia Premier operates in 83 counties in Central, Eastern, Western and Southwestern Virginia. The Corporate office is located in Richmond, Virginia, with three other satellite offices. The satellite offices are located in Harrisonburg, Roanoke and Virginia Beach. A staff of 258 employees supports the following departments: Administration, Claims, Credentialing, Enrollment, Finance, Information Systems, Medical Management, Member Education, Member Services, Provider Services and Transportation.
Company Ownership:
Private, For-Profit. Owned by University Health Systems of Virginia Commonwealth University, VPHP currently services approximately 105,654 members.

Company Contacts:
Media Contact(s)
Pamela Lepley
Gina Waldron
[Director, Marketing and Communications]
Elisabeth Gabrynowicz
[Manager, Corporate Marketing Communications]

Company Officials:
Carl F. Gattuso
[Chief Corporate Officer]
Linda Hines RN, MS
[Chief Executive Officer]
Derrick D. Lee
[Vice President, Health Claims Operations]
Teesa Nivens
[Director, Member Operations]
John Alexander Johnson MD, MBA, FACP
[Chief Medical Officer]
Melvin Pinn Jr. MD
[Chief Medical Officer]
Javier Menendez RPh, MBA
[Pharmacy Director]
Wendy Welch MD, CPE, CHCQM
[Behavioral Health Medical Director]
Tim Carpenter CPA
[Chief Financial Officer]
Jill Sumner
[Vice President of Business Development]
Harold Brooks
[Vice President - Member Operations]
Patrick McMahon
[Director of Provider Relations]
David Summers
[Director of Systems Development]
Jamie McPherson BSN, MPA
[Vice President - Quality, Accreditation and Credentialing]
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