Friday, March 15, 2019
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Maureen E. Sullivan
BlueCross BlueShield Association
Senior VP - Strategic Services
Mr. Ronald Harris
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Ms. Rachel Pescatore
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Enterprise Architect
Mr. Atul Pathiyal
Former Project Director Credentialing
Dr. Tanya Dansky
Care1st Health Plan
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Abner Mason
Founder and CEO
Mr. Timothy Erblich
Ethisphere Institute
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Aurel Iuga
Geneia LLC
Chief Medical Officer
Nicole Maestas Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Care Policy
Michael E. Chernew PhD
Harvard Medical School
Professor, Department of Health Care Policy
Mr. Tom Lubben
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
Senior Vice President, Compliance, Audits, Security, Special Investigations, And Privacy
Mr. Steve Whitehurst
Health Fidelity
Chief Executive Officer
Heidi Syropoulos M.D.
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Don Woodlock
InterSystems Corporation
VP of HealthShare
Ms. Tami Lamp
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Bernard J. Tyson
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bernard J. Tyson
Kaiser Permanente
Ms. Sue Daugherty
Chief Executive Officer
Monica Bharel MD, MPH
Massachusetts Dept of Public Health
Commissioner of Public Health
Ms. Mari Finley
North Texas Specialty Physicians BOD
Executive Vice President, Silverback Care Management
Thomas Sequist MD
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Chief Quality and Safety Officer
Wynda Clayton
Providence Health Plan | Providence Preferred | Providence Health Systems
Risk Adjustment Manager
Adele L. Towers MD MPH FACP
UPMC Health Plan
Medical Director of Risk Adjustment
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Helps Medi-Cal Members Receive Quality Care with Timely, Culturally Relevant Text Messages
“Care gaps develop when patients miss important medical services such as childhood immunizations, cancer screenings and well child visits. This is why it is so critical for us to figure out new ways to help our members engage with their providers and receive the care that they need and deserve. ConsejoSano helps us to do that in a way that’s culturally and linguistically relevant to each person in our health plan," said Dr. Tanya Dansky , M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Blue Shield of California

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee: What it means to be intentionally inclusive
"Since I joined BCBST three decades ago, I’ve watched our leaders – and all our people – grow in a shared commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, making us better able to serve the individuals, families and communities in our state," said Mr. Ronald Harris , Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

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AHIP Blog: Building Healthy Communities
Our health and well-being are influenced by more than just the care we receive at the doctor’s office. Disparities in access to healthy food, quality housing, safe neighborhoods, education, and job training all have an impact on our health.

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AHIP Issue Brief: “Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”
A new AHIP issue brief provides an overview of surprise medical bills, explaining the circumstances under which such bills are most prevalent and the financial burdens they impose on patients. We also discuss the important role of health care networks in improving quality and affordability.

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Ethisphere Institute Names Health Care Service Corporation a 2019 World's Most Ethical Company
“Our ability to retain our members’ trust and our reputation of excellence is directly aligned with our employees’ commitment to integrity. We evolve our ethics programs based on employee feedback. A key insight we received is that employees feel most comfortable confiding ethics concerns to their managers," said Mr. Tom Lubben , senior vice president and chief ethics, compliance and privacy officer, HCSC

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Independence partners with MANNA to deliver free meals to Medicare Advantage members
“We are excited about this partnership and think it will help improve health outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, and educate members on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good eating habits. Thanks to our partnership with MANNA , we are able to provide a lifeline to people who otherwise could not get the nutrients they need to get and stay well," said Dr. Heidi Syropoulos M.D. , Medical Director, IBC

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Kaiser Permanente Names Tami Lamp Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
“The health care industry is experiencing massive transformation. As we adapt to and lead during these changing times, Ms. Tami Lamp ’s contributions will be critical to our continued leadership in recruiting, retaining and developing our current and future workforce who deliver on Kaiser Permanente ’s value proposition to our members, our communities and our nation," said Mr. Bernard J. Tyson , Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

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BCBSA: New Study Finds Significant Changes in Physician Opioid Prescribing Patterns
"The challenge behind the opioid crisis is finding the balance between providing those who need pain relief with the necessary medicines, while also ensuring patients are not prescribed potentially dangerous doses and durations of opioids. The data revealed that while the health care community has made progress in curbing this epidemic, there is still a lot that needs to be done," said Dr. Nicole Maestas Ph.D. , professor of health care policy at Harvard

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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 Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
CAQH Develops Artificial Intelligence to Improve Provider Directory Accuracy
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Geneia: Social Determinants of Health - From Insights to Action
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Health Fidelity Unites Health Plan, Provider Perspectives on Panel Discussing Risk Adjustment Optimization With NLP
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Appriss Health: Partners HealthCare First Health System to Fully Integrate with State Opioid Monitoring Program
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
InterSystems Selected as Primary Technology Partner for Nation’s Longest Standing Public-Private Health Information Network
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