Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Jennifer (Jenn) N. Francis
Global Health Media Lead
Ms. Theresa M. Gaffney
Managing Director - Health Operations
David Allen
America's Physician Groups (formerly CAPG)
Trent Haywood MD JD
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Marcela Manjarrez-Hawn
Centene Corporation
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Mr. Michael F. Neidorff
Centene Corporation
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Edmund (Ed) E. Kroll
Centene Corporation
SVP, Finance and Investor Relations
Mr. Luis Izquierdo
Community Medical Holdings | Community Medical Group
President and CEO
Mr. Phil Fersht
HfS Research
Founder and CEO
Mr. Shawn Thamert
MultiPlan, Inc. | PHCS Network
Vice President, Sales and Account Management
Mr. Brendan Miller
MultiPlan, Inc. | PHCS Network
Senior Vice President of Sales and Account Management
Mr. Alan Hughes
NTT DATA Services
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Louis Adams
NTT DATA Services
Public Relations - Healthcare and Life Sciences
Jonathan Gavras MD
Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Jessica Word
The Word & Brown Companies
President of Word & Brown General Agency
Ms. Polly Neves
The Word & Brown Companies
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Mr. Daniel J. Schumacher
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Matt Wiggin
VP, Communications
Kenneth (Ken) A. Burdick JD
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Centene To Acquire Community Medical Group To Expand Its Provider Assets
"The addition of CMG will provide Centene with a differentiated care delivery asset that shares our focus and commitment to government-sponsored programs and creates a foundation for future growth. CMG's unique clinical care model, encompassing primary care, access to certain specialty services and a suite of social and other support services is delivering better health outcomes at lower costs, and is clearly aligned with Centene's purpose of transforming the health of the community, one person at a time," said Mr. Michael F. Neidorff , Chairman and CEO of Centene

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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and UCare present UnMasking at the Guthrie Theater
Over the course of the project, the Allianc e hosted numerous mask-making events across the state and in its Roseville offices. Group hom es, support groups and community organizations held their own events while prominent Minnesotans – like playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling and NHL Defenseman and former Minnesota Wild player, Jordan Leopold – also got on board to make their own masks.

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AHIP Blog: Building Health Care Leaders Through Mentorship
The health care system is changing, and today’s industry leaders need to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. AHIP ’s Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is fostering leaders who can guide the system through positive change. The program has graduated hundreds of Fellows over the past 25 years who are driving the industry forward and looking to innovate and grow their organizations and their communities.

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AHIP Blog: Health Plans Pass Tax Reform Savings on to Consumers
Now that tax reform has been passed by Congress, health insurance providers are taking the savings and sharing them with the hardworking taxpayers they serve. The savings from corporate tax reform will be passed through in many ways, from wage increases for employees to rebates and innovative services for policyholders.

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WellCare Commits to Tampa Headquarters through 2030
"The Tampa Bay area is a business-friendly environment. It's a place where people from all over the country want to live, work and play and has helped us as we continue to grow as a company and recruit and retain top talent," said Mr. Kenneth A. Burdick JD , CEO, WellCare

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Announces New Specialty Pharmacy Drug Effectiveness Measures
“By adopting this consistent set of measures, Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are providing leadership and clarity in a much needed area of health care. With this approach, we look forward to continuing to make health care work better and more efficiently for everyone," said Dr. Trent Haywood MD JD , senior vice president and chief medical officer for BCSBA

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UnitedHealthcare Launches Expansion of Direct-to-Consumer Pharmacy Discounts to Millions of Americans
" UnitedHealthcare is uniquely positioned to deliver new value and clarity to health care, and pharmacy benefits in particular. Our differentiated pharmacy model, powered by OptumRx , is delivering solutions that lead to better health outcomes and make prescription drugs more affordable," said Mr. Daniel J. Schumacher , president and chief operating officer, UnitedHealthcare

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Word & Brown Signs New Large Group Contract with UnitedHealthcare
“We are very excited about our new agreement with UnitedHealthcare and look forward to helping our brokers expand their work with large groups in the state. Word & Brown is among the largest general agencies and this new agreement allows us to continue to broaden our large group portfolio. It’s a great opportunity for us – and for our brokers," said Ms. Jessica Word , president of Word & Brown

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
Solutions News and Announcements
HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions
HIP Wonk Watch

Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
NTT DATA Study Finds Nearly Two-Thirds of Consumers Expect Their Healthcare Digital Experience to Be More Like Retail
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Shawn Thamert Joins MultiPlan to Provide Leadership in the Government Market
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Accenture Named to ‘Winner’s Circle’ by HfS Research as Innovation Leader in Healthcare Business Operations
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America’s Physician Groups Leads Effort to Strengthen and Improve Medicare Advantage
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