Thursday, May 03, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Craig Smith
Amerigroup Washington
Trent Haywood MD JD
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Robert Morrow
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Inc. (BCBSTX)
President - Houston and Southeast Regions
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. William S. George Sr.
Health Partners Plans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Monet Irving
Health Partners Plans
Communications Specialist
Mr. Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (formerly Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA))
Media Contact
Ms. Alison Banks-Moore
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ)
Chief Diversity Officer
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick PhD
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ)
Former Enterprise Head of e-Business
Mr. Daniel (Dan) J. Hilferty
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Brian Lobley
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
President - Commercial and Consumer Markets
Mr. Kathy Gerwig
Kaiser Permanente
Vice President For Workplace Safety and Environmental Stewardship Officer
Ms. Elizabeth Bailey
Kaiser Permanente
Director of Food and Clinical Nutrition Services
Ms. Cindy Soliday
Kaiser Permanente
Director of the Genetics Department
Ms. Carey Officer
Nemours - A Child's Health System
Operational Vice President
Sumit Nagpal
Optum (formerly Alere Health)
President and CEO of Alere Accountable Care Solutions
Mr. James (Jim) Swayze
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Mr. Doug Boudreaux
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Sales Executive
Dr. Ali Houshmand
Rowan University
Ms. Abby Solomon
SEIU 775 Benefits Group
Executive Director
Chris E. Paterson PhD
Sunshine Health
Mr. Donato Tramuto
Tivity Health, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Laura Esserman
UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Children's Hospital | University of California-San Francisco
Director of the Franc Buck Breast Cancer Center
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Amerigroup and SEIU 775 Benefits Group Partner to Create New Online Respite Care Training for Long-Term Care Workers
“We applaud the SEIU 775 Benefits Group for giving consumers access to high quality health care, and through their efforts being able to provide these online trainings accessible 24/7 in order to simplify the complexities for caregivers who are caring for loved ones," said Mr. Craig Smith , president of Amerigroup Washington

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Joins Forces with IT'S TIME TEXAS to Fight Chronic Kidney Disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
"This organization has been working in this space for a while and achieving measurable goals in touching those populations that we are trying to impact with this initiative. Our goal is not to reinvent the wheels. Our goal is to keep the wheels turning towards successful outcomes," said Dr. Robert Morrow , who oversees Community Investment, and serves as President, Houston and Southeast Texas at BCBSTX

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Centene Subsidiary Sunshine Health Awarded Contract in Florida
"We are appreciative of the confidence the state of Florida has in us by increasing our scope of service to all 11 regions. and Sunshine Health are pleased to continue working with AHCA to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare services that drive higher engagement and lead to better outcomes for our Medicaid members," said Mr. Michael F. Neidorff , Chairman and CEO for Centene

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Highmark program increasing focus on the total cost of care
"We have determined through our claims data that PCPs receive about 5 percent of our total provider reimbursements. But PCPs actually influence nearly 80 percent of the health care spend through services such as prescriptions and referrals to specialists," said Dr. Thomas J. Fitzpatrick PhD , senior vice president of provider contracting and relations, senior vice president of provider contracting and relations, Horizon BCBSNJ

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Again Earns a Top Ten Company Ranking From DiversityInc Magazine
" Horizon BCBSNJ is a company that thrives and prospers because our workforce is richly diverse, uniquely talented and committed to excellence. Diversity empowers our company to better solve problems, achieve peak performance and effectively serve our customers who live in one of the nation’s most diversely populated states," said Ms. Alison Banks-Moore , Chief Diversity Officer at Horizon BCBSNJ

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Independence President and CEO Dan Hilferty addresses digital innovation and Comcast partnership at Chamber event
This morning, IBC President and CEO Mr. Daniel J. Hilferty expanded on the recently announced partnership with Comcast and discussed the insurer’s pivotal role in the intersection of health care and innovation at The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s “Converging for Care: Pioneering Digital Health” forum at WHYY.

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Kaiser Permanente Honored With 14 Environmental Excellence Awards
“Climate health is directly tied to human health, and in order to fulfill Kaiser Permanente ’s mission, we must continue to work toward a greener future within our walls and beyond," said Mr. Kathy Gerwig , vice president for employee safety, Kaiser Permanente

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Regence Welcomes New Vice President of Sales
" Mr. Doug Boudreaux brings so much enthusiasm and expertise to our team. He’s a proven leader, someone who constantly looks for new and better ways of exceeding the expectations of customers, and understands what it takes to succeed in this time of change in our industry,” said Mr. James Swayze , market president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah

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Health Partners Plans President and CEO to Address U.S. Congressional Briefing about Results of Groundbreaking Food as Medicine Partnership
“Traditional methods of care do not always work, particularly when you are serving a population that battles social determinants to health like food insecurity. It’s our responsibility as a health insurer to innovate beyond the norms, put members first and provide the right kind of care, rather than just more care," said Mr. William S. George Sr. , president and CEO of Health Partners Plans

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Seek to Personalize Breast Cancer Screening through the WISDOM Study
“The WISDOM research initiative reinforces the Blue Cross Blue Shield Systemwide commitment to advancing patient care through precision medicine. This important research will inform the future of breast cancer screening for generations to come by transitioning from a generalized approach to a tailored approach for the unique needs of women and their families," said Dr. Trent Haywood MD JD , chief medical officer for BCBSA

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