Thursday, March 01, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Gregg Church
Ms. Jennifer (Jenn) N. Francis
Global Health Media Lead
Mr. John Schoew
Managing Director
Alyssa Drew | Arcadia Solutions, LLC | Arcadia Healthcare Solutions
Director - Strategic Marketing
Mr. Michael Gleeson | Arcadia Solutions, LLC | Arcadia Healthcare Solutions
VP of Quality Improvement and Analytics
Mr. Sean Carroll | Arcadia Solutions, LLC | Arcadia Healthcare Solutions
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Richard Greenhalgh
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA)
Vice President - Diversified Business Group
Kevin F. Brennan CPA, FHFMA
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
Retired EVP of Finance and CFO
Dr. David T. Feinberg
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kevin Roberts
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
Elliot Joseph
Hartford HealthCare
President and CEO
Monet Irving
Health Partners Plans
Communications Specialist
Mr. William S. George Sr.
Health Partners Plans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sameer Awsare MD
Kaiser Permanente
Associate Executive Director of Pharmacy/Adult & Family Medicine
Carol Forster MD
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics/Medication Safety
Mr. Rusty Frantz
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jim Grazko
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska
Ms. Madeleine Biondolillo
Premier, Inc.
Vice President of Engagement and Delivery
Mr. Tom Skelton
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Kelly Jeffers
VP, Corporate Communications
Mr. Thomas (Tom) Croswell
Tufts Health Plan
President and CEO
Mr. Rick McKenney
Mr. Puneet Bhasin
Chief Information and Digital Officer
Mr. Leo Garneau
Zelis Healthcare
Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President
Jay R. Ver Hulst
Zelis Healthcare
Former President
Mr. Doug Klinger
Zelis Healthcare
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jim Benson
Zen Healthcare IT
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Workers' Compensation Is Latest Offering From Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Subsidiary
"We know small businesses are looking for ways to keep their employees healthy and mitigate work-related injuries and illnesses. Our workers' compensation benefit and Healthy Actions program work hand in hand to improve the health of small business workforces and decrease their health care costs," said Mr. Richard Greenhalgh , vice president of specialty benefits, BCBSMA

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Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan Join Forces to Create Connecticut's First Provider-Payer Collaborative Health Plan
"This new partnership represents an important chapter in a larger story about the exciting shift occurring across the American health care delivery system — for providers and health plans to create meaningful partnerships to make care more accessible, consumer friendly, affordable and ultimately more coordinated," said Elliot Joseph , CEO of Hartford HealthCare

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AHIP Blog: Report - How Association Health Plans Impact Enrollment and Premiums
Loosening regulations on association health plans (AHPs) will lead to higher prices and weaker consumer protections for millions of Americans, according to a report by Avalere Health on behalf of AHIP . The Department of Labor’s proposed rule on association health plans will likely push up premiums in the individual and small-group market, increase the number of uninsured, and result in higher out-of-pocket costs for enrollees with significant health care needs.

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Kaiser Permanente Colorado: Managing Pain During an Opioids Epidemic
“There is no cookie-cutter approach to pain management. Our approach begins with listening to patients describe their pain. Then, we look at the literature and develop a treatment plan that will optimize their comfort while tapering their reliance on opioids," said Dr. Sameer Awsare MD , associate executive director at The Permanente Medical Group

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Geisinger Names New Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
"Throughout his career, Mr. Kevin Roberts has demonstrated a commitment to delivering the best in patient care combined with financial expertise. We look forward to the contributions he will make as part of our leadership team and we're confident he has the exceptional skills necessary to fill the shoes left by Kevin Brennan," said Mr. Kevin F. Brennan CPA, FHFMA , president and CEO, Geisinger

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Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska: Innovative and Personalized Engagement Platform Helps Alaska Customers Manage Care
“What makes this product unique is that the text messages customers receive are based on the customer’s specific health plan and history. You only receive the information that is relevant and timely for you, making your healthcare journey more seamless and frictionless," said Mr. Jim Grazko , President of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska

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Health Partners Plans Publishes Results of Groundbreaking Food as Medicine Program in Call to Action
“It is our hope that our findings and the groundwork provided in this paper will inspire policymakers, government institutions, and most especially, the health care industry to adopt the food as medicine model into the health care system to alleviate chronic diseases and conditions and lower health care costs associated with treating such illnesses,” said Mr. William S. George Sr. , President and CEO, Health Partners Plans

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Unum Group appoints new chief information and digital officer
" Mr. Puneet Bhasin is a proactive, strategic leader with a vision for technology’s central role in achieving long-term business objectives. I’m confident he will be an asset to our senior leadership team, and I look forward to his contributions to our long-term digital and technology strategy," said Mr. Rick McKenney , president and chief executive officer, Unum

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements
Solutions News and Announcements
HIP Wonk Watch

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
KLAS: On Average, Arcadia’s Technology Manages More Lives Per Customer Than Any Other Rated Population Health Vendor
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
NextGen Healthcare Launches New Corporate Logo and Brand Identity
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4medica: Healthcare Technology Partnership Formed to Bring Patient-Centric Data Integrity to Health Information Exchanges
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
One in Five Health Employees Willing to Sell Confidential Data to Unauthorized Parties, Accenture Survey Finds
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Payspan’s 100% Paperless Provider Payments Initiative Empowers Health Plans to Eliminate Print and Postage Costs, Guaranteed
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Zelis Healthcare Wins Four Stevie Awards For Sales & Customer Service
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Surescripts Network Alliance Drives 26 Percent Improvement in Prescription Accuracy and Launches New White Coat Award
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Premier Inc. Quality Improvement Collaborative Members Outperform Non-QUEST Hospitals by Nearly 30 Percent in Realizing Value-Based Payments
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