Friday, January 11, 2019
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Denise McDonough
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
President of Commercial Business
Ms. Denise McDonough
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire
Former President of Commercial Business in Maine
Mr. C. Brian (Brian) Shipp
Anthem, Inc.
President of Anthem‘s East And Central Region Commercial Business
Marilyn Rymer M.D.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Chair of the Board of Directors
Ms. Danette Wilson
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
President and CEO
Ms. Erin Schneider-Stucky
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Patrick Conway MD, MSc
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) | Blue Cross NC
President and CEO
Ms. Victoria Hildebrand
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
Chief Information Officer
Ms. Jessica Lozano
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK)
Latino Community Outreach Specialist
Ms. Brooke Townsend
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK)
Director of Community Affairs
Mr. Joseph Cunningham
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK)
Rulin Hechter MD, PhD
Kaiser Permanente
Bruno Lewin M.D.
Kaiser Permanente
Family Practice Physician at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Dr. Hung Fu Tseng
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Research Scientist
Steven Jacobsen MD, PhD
Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Director - Department of Research & Evaluation and chair of KP National Research Council
Sara Tartof PhD, MPH
Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Research Scientist
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Offers Tips to Make the Most of Your Healthcare Coverage in 2019
It’s a new year, and for many, this means a new start on health insurance. If you switched to a new plan, it most likely began on Jan. 1, 2019. If you are on the same plan you had last year, any changes to your coverage and benefits typically take effect with the New Year. And, if your health plan has a deductible, it resets at the beginning of each year.

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Thrive NC Presented by Blue Cross NC Will Return to Downtown Raleigh in 2019
“We know that so many people want to make an impact on their community, and Thrive NC is a great opportunity to do just that. From service projects this spring through the festival in May, we will give people the chance to move their passion into action right alongside Blue Cross NC to lessen food insecurity across the state," said Dr. Patrick Conway MD, MSc , President and CEO of Blue Cross NC

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AHIP Blog: Drugs Cost Too Much—The Problem Is Still the Price
Americans should pay less for their medications—the problem is the prices drug makers set. And the consequences hurt consumers, patients, and hardworking taxpayers. (Don’t Blame Drug Prices on ‘Big Pharma’, Feb. 3, 2019)

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AHIP Blog: Nudging Members - Using Behavioral Economics to Drive Engagement
One of the most direct ways Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana helps members who have long-term or complex needs is to connect them with our in-house team of nurses for health coaching, access to community resources, and personalized education. It costs the member nothing to work with a health coach, and this can go a long way toward improving their outcomes.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Announces 2018 Volunteer of the Year
" Ms. Jessica Lozano ’s giving spirit and positive attitude benefit everyone around her. She serves as an example of the good we can do when we help others," said Mr. Joseph Cunningham , President , BCBSOK

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Kaiser Permanente: Flu Vaccine Is Safe for Hospitalized Patients
“We know rates of inpatient flu vaccination are low, often due to physician concerns that the vaccine could complicate healing or delay hospital discharge. Our findings demonstrate that not vaccinating patients during a hospitalization may be a missed opportunity. Right now, only 28 percent of patients not already vaccinated prior to hospitalization are being vaccinated before they leave the hospital," said Dr. Sara Tartof PhD, MPH , study lead author, Kaiser Permanente

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Denise McDonough Named President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
“It’s an honor to be asked to lead Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine , and I look forward to collaborating with employers, providers, and others to achieve better health outcomes for the people we serve. The past few years have been a time of unprecedented change and innovation in our industry, and that pace only continues to increase. I’m excited about the opportunities this provides to better serve our consumers in Maine," said Ms. Denise McDonough , President of Commercial Business, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

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Danette Wilson, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City President and Chief Executive Officer, Announces Retirement
"We are grateful for Danette’s many years of service, leadership and dedication to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City , our members and community. Ms. Danette Wilson surrounded herself with great people and enabled them to be successful. We are confident that Ms. Erin Schneider-Stucky is prepared to carry on Blue KC’s strategic vision to deliver simple, affordable, high-quality healthcare for our members," said Dr. Marilyn Rymer M.D.

, Chair of the Blue KC Board of Directors

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont welcomes Victoria Hildebrand as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO)
“I believe Information Technology exists to enable and promote the business. IT is not just about the back office systems, like email -- IT can radically improve the experience of consumers, clients and employees," said Ms. Victoria Hildebrand , new chief information officer (CIO), BCBSVT

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Watson Health success story – California’s Valued Trust
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