Wednesday, March 13, 2019
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Patrick Conway MD, MSc
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)
President and CEO
Dan McCoy MD
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Inc. (BCBSTX)
President
Mr. Mark B. Ganz
Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Thomas M. Priselac
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. James L. Hardy
Deloitte & Touche
Specialist Leader
Kevin McDonald
Discovery Health Partners
Vice President of Eligibility Operations
Amy Beiter M.D.
Evergreen Healthcare | EvergreenHealth Partners LLC (EHP)
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Kristi Herriott
Firmani & Associates
Partner
Karen Murphy
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
Chief Innovation Officer
Mr. Steve Youso
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tammy Anderer PhD, MSN, CRNP
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Annette Cutrino
Healthfirst
Vice President for Population Health Strategy
Ms. Paula Sunshine
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Vice President of Sales And Marketing, Consumer Business
Jonathan (Jon) Shreve FSA
MCG Health – part of the Hearst Health network
President and CEO
Mr. RJ Crotser
MCG Health – part of the Hearst Health network
Regional Sales Director, Payor Market
Mr. Gary Stuart
MHK (formerly MedHOK Healthcare)
President
Donna Frescatore
New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace
Executive Director
Ms. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Secretary of Health
Erik G. Wexler MBA
Providence Health Plan | Providence Preferred | Providence Health Systems
Chief Executive
Mr. Dale Surowitz
Providence Health Plan | Providence Preferred | Providence Health Systems
Chief Executive of Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Carrie L. Byington M.D.
Texas A&M University
Vice Chancellor for Health Services
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Cross NC, Cambia Health Solutions Announce New Strategic Affiliation
“We have to do something different to make health care better, simpler, and more affordable for the people we serve. By sharing resources, innovations, and best-in-class services we can fundamentally transform the way individuals and families experience the health care system," said Dr. Patrick Conway MD, MSc , President and CEO of Blue Cross NC

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Texas A&M Health Science Center Finalize Terms for New Rural Health Project
"This collaboration with the Texas A&M University Health Science Center is a bold step towards taking innovative research and thinking out of the laboratory and using it to address real healthcare challenges facing rural and underserved communities in Texas, and perhaps across the United States," said Dr. Dan McCoy MD , president of BCBSTX

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AHIP Blog: iHeart Champion - Pioneering Program Helps Patients Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
Every American deserves affordable coverage and high-quality care that takes into account prevention to improve their health. That’s why Partners HealthCare System, Inc. and are working together to take aim at risk factors for heart disease with a new, cutting-edge program called iHeart Champion for our shared patients and members.

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Echosens White Paper: Looming Epidemic - Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver disease is a silent epidemic, affecting millions of Americans and imposing a significant financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system. Not simply a result of alcohol consumption, as many believe, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common type of liver disease in the Western world — associated with obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and other metabolic risk factors and directly related to too much fat in the liver cells.

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Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital and Geisinger Health Plan participating in PA Rural Health Model
“Rural communities deserve access to excellent health care. This model allows us to make new investments in patient care and introduce new care models that focus on the needs of our patients and communities. This includes going upstream and looking at community health problems and identifying ways to address these issues," said Dr. Tammy Anderer PhD, MSN, CRNP , chief administrative officer of Geisinger ’s north-central region

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Healthfirst Teams Up With NowPow To Drive Better Health Outcomes For Members
"This is an important investment on behalf of our members because social factors such as poverty, housing and access to food can negatively impact their health outcomes. It is widely recognized that tackling social determinants of health will improve individual and population health as well as advance health equity," said Ms. Annette Cutrino , Vice President for Population Health Strategy, Healthfirst

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Independence Blue Cross launches Celebrate Caring campaign to recognize the region's outstanding nurses
“The nurses who work at IBC inspired this campaign. What they do for our members is invaluable, and we want to show our appreciation for them and for all the nurses in our region. Celebrate Caring will be a fun, public recognition of these unsung heroes of health care," said Ms. Paula Sunshine , chief marketing executive at IBC

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Wellmark Foundation: Nonprofit organizations in Iowa received more than $1.8 million
Wellmark employees helped build stronger communities by sharing their time, talents and gifts through The Wellmark Foundation’s BluesCare GivingSM program resulting in more than $1.8 million in funding to nonprofit organizations across the state.

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EvergreenHealth Launches EverHealthy Initiative to Meet Growing Community Health Needs
"By strengthening and enhancing our health system, EverHealthy will help us continue our legacy of delivering the highest quality outcomes and exceptional service in an environment of absolute safety,” said Dr. Amy Beiter M.D. , CEO, EvergreenHealth

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Providence and Cedars-Sinai Expand Healthcare in the San Fernando Valley
“This unique partnership brings together two mission-focused organizations that will work together to build the hospital of the future on the Providence Health Plan Tarzana campus and provide high-quality care close to home,” said Mr. Erik G. Wexler MBA , chief executive, Providence St. Joseph Health Southern California

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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
MCG Health and MHK Expand Partnership to Expedite Evidence-Based Prior Authorizations
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Discovery Health Partners signs up more than 20 health plans for its new ESRD Premium Restoration solution
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HGS Colibrium: Enhanced Direct Enrollment - Changing the Game in the Individual Marketplace
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Deloitte: States can learn from each other in implementing work and other community-engagement requirements in Medicaid
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
NY State of Health Releases 2019 Enrollment Data by Insurer
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