Thursday, April 12, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Rame Hemstreet
Avivia Health from Kaiser Permanente
Vice President and Chief Energy Officer
Dr. Woodrow Myers Jr.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ)
Chief Medical Officer and Health Strategist
Mr. Mark B. Ganz
Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ethel Hoffman MBA, FHMA
CommonSpirit Health (formerly Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI))
Vice President of Managed Care (Dignity Health)
Mr. Robert (Rob) Coppedge
Echo Health Ventures
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jesse Ngoo
Fleishman Hillard, Inc.
Managing Supervisor
Mr. George Price
Inovalon, Inc.
VP, Investor Relations
Mr. Eric Sullivan
Inovalon, Inc.
SVP - Product Innovation and Data Strategies
Mr. Ali Modaressi
Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES)
Executive Director
Mr. Tom Boucher
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Former Communications Manager
Mr. Peter Marino
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Chief Executive Officer
Dana Benini
ORC International
Managing Director
Mr. Doug Stadter
Summit Community Care
Vice President of Care Coordination
Ms. Kelly Jeffers
VP, Corporate Communications
Mr. Tom Skelton
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dan Schmid
Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions
Regional Sales Vice President, West
Mr. Matt Cruth
Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions
Regional Sales Director, Plains Region
Dr. Amanda L. Graham
Truth Initiative
Research Investigator
Ms. Ghita Worcester
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Marketing Officerfairs and Marketing
Mr. Mark Traynor
President and CEO
Ms. Stuart Parker
USAA Insurance | USAA Life Insurance Co
Mr. Kyle Humphrey
WEA Insurance
VP of Sales and Marketing
J.P. Holland
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Director, Business Strategy
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Kaiser Permanente Wins Recognition from 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge
“This award underscores the progress Kaiser Permanente is making toward a clean energy future and the example we wish to set, not only in health care but for large organizations across all industries. Installing clean and cost-effective solar generation at Kaiser Permanente facilities reduces our contribution to climate change and improves the health of our communities," said Rame Hemstreet , vice president of Operations and chief sustainable resources officer for Kaiser Permanente

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LANES and L.A. Care Team Up for Enhanced Care Coordination
"We are thrilled to welcome L.A. Care into Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) . Providers need easy access to the medical records of shared patients to enable coordinated care," said Mr. Ali Modaressi , Executive Director of LANES

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Neighborhood CEO: Proposed State Cuts Might Force Neighborhood to Reconsider Parts of its Medicaid Work in Rhode Island
“There’s four or five items in the governor’s budget [that], when taken together, represent a major impact on Neighborhood as a company. We are a strong company, we employ mostly Rhode Islanders, and we deliver great care. Nationally, we are one of the top ten plans in the country. So it doesn’t seem to make sense to us," said Mr. Peter Marino ,President and CEO, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

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Learn about Medicare options at Security Health Plan seminars
Individuals who will soon be eligible for Medicare are invited to learn how Medicare plans offered by Security Health Plan , can help them afford and receive the best quality health care and services.

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USAA Named One of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance by Great Place to Work® and Fortune
“There is something especially fulfilling about serving the men, women and families of our country’s military community. We honor their sacrifices by helping them secure financial freedom. That shared mission gives a sense of purpose and meaning to our employees. rewards their commitment by offering world-class benefits and growth opportunities in an amazing environment," said Ms. Stuart Parker , CEO, USAA

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WEA Trust partners with oncology experts to manage cancer better
“We are proud to introduce this program and be able to offer a higher level of care to our membership. Being diagnosed with cancer is a terrible thing and it’s our job at WEA Trust to provide the quality and support that our members deserve throughout their treatment journey," said Mr. Kyle Humphrey , Vice President of Sales and Marketing, WEA Insurance

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UCare’s Ghita Worcester named a Woman of Courage
" Ms. Ghita Worcester has helped lead UCare through a remarkable turnaround. Her commitment to UCare’s members never wavered, even when facing great challenges. She earned this award for her concert ed efforts over an impressive career of ensuring access to community-based health care for Minnesotans of all ages and circumstances," said Mr. Mark Traynor , President and CEO, UCare

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Trustmark Hires Matt Cruth as Regional Sales Director, Plains Region
“Attracting top sales talent is critical to our organization and Mr. Matt Cruth is well-respected in the market. He has a wealth of experience across the board when it comes to benefits, and will help us connect and develop deeper partnerships in the Plains region by the value he brings to the table," said Mr. Dan Schmid , regional sales vice president, west region, Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Dignity Health Renew Network Agreement, Work Toward Improved Health Outcomes
"Providing affordable quality care with compassion is what we stand for. Being a part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona 's network positions us to deliver on that promise as we continually explore new opportunities for improved care in Arizona," said Ms. Ethel Hoffman MBA, FHMA , Vice President of Managed Care,

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Fidelis Care: Spring 2018 Issue of Your Advantage, the Fidelis Care Medicare Member Newsletter
Fidelis Care New York has received full, three year health plan accreditation from the NCQA . The Accredited status applies to our Qualified Medicaid (HMO), Medicare Advantage/Dual Advantage (HMO/POS), and Qualified Health Plans (HMO) through the NY State of Health Marketplace.

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Summit Community Care Launches Services to Help Medicaid Consumers with Disabilities, Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
"The Summit Community Care service model focuses on empowering consumers and families through one-on-one support and customized care plans. Through a unique collaboration among our provider coalitions and the Medicaid alliance team at AMERIGROUP , we are delivering quality, integrated and effective care to some of the state's most vulnerable residents," said Mr. Doug Stadter , Summit Community Care’s vice president of Care Coordination

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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
Cambia Health Solutions and Livongo Team Up on Chronic Health Conditions
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Truth Initiative: Millions of smokers go online for help to quit each year
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Inovalon Launches Clinical Data Extraction as a Service and Natural Language Processing as a Service on The Inovalon ONE™ Platform
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Inovalon Completes Previously Announced Acquisition of ABILITY Network
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Surescripts Physician Survey Shows Persistent Need for More Interoperable Access to Patient Data
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