Thursday, May 10, 2018
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Nesim Bildirici
AMC Health
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Gail Koziara Boudreaux
Anthem, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Ms. Deepti Jain
Anthem, Inc.
Director of IngenioRx
Russell (Russ) C. Petrella PhD
Beacon Health Options
President and CEO
Mark Reynolds RHU
Ben-e-lect
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jason Spacek
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Department Vice President, Channel Marketing
Trent Haywood MD JD
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. John P. Driscoll
CareCentrix
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Seth Blackley
Evolent Health
Co-Founder and President
Mr. Frank Williams
Evolent Health
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Michael (Mike) A. Rashid
IlliniCare Health
President and CEO
Mr. John Baackes
L.A. Care Health Plan | LA Care Health Plan
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. John Chomeau
Lee Health
Chief Population Health Officer
Ms. Margaret (Peggy) E. O'Kane
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
President
Mr. Jason Parry
Peerfit, Inc.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Edward Buckley
Peerfit, Inc.
CEO
Jordan Barrish
Peerfit, Inc.
PR Specialist
Mr. Tim Lieb
Regence BlueShield
Market President
Dr. Paul Allen
University of Missouri Health Care
Practicing Physician
Dr. Scott Olitksy
University of Missouri Health Care
Practicing Physician
Dr. Adam Johnson
University of Missouri Health Care
Practicing Physician
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
Cigna Named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for Fourth Consecutive Year
"Being an active and engaged corporate citizen is at the heart of what we do. We are honored to receive this recognition and inspired to continue our work through CIGNA Connects, our approach to corporate responsibility, and help improve the health, well-being, environmental sustainability and inclusive business for our global community," said Ms. Mary Engvall , director of corporate responsibility and civic affairs, Cigna

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Regence: Combatting abuse in drug testing
Health care fraud, waste and abuse increase costs for everyone. Protecting our members from these practices is paramount to ensuring they get the care they truly need. Thanks to the diligence of the Regence Fraud and Abuse team, we uncovered millions of dollars in unnecessary urine drug testing. We immediately began an investigation into the abuse, and outlined policies and pricing standards for these tests.

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AHIP Blog: With Rebates, Everyone Pays Except for Drug Companies
“The answer is lower the price of drugs as opposed to giving rebates back,” Ms. Stace Mass , head of government affairs at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) , said at a recent POLITICO Live event on the drug supply chain. Co-panelist and Johns Hopkins health policy professor Gerard Anderson pointed out that most rebates apply to specialty drugs, which won’t help the majority of people who take generics or lower-cost, brand-name drugs.

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InComm Launches Health Plan-Sponsored First Years Wellness Card To Support Babies' Well Being
"With the First Years Wellness Card, health plan providers can incentivize their members to purchase what they need to care for their babies. In the long run, this will help lower healthcare costs for both families and health plan providers," said Mr. David D. Vielehr , senior vice president and general manager of InComm

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L.A. Care CEO John Baackes Testifies Before the County Board on Public Option Motion
L.A. Care CEO Mr. John Baackes testified before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today in support of a motion to develop a "public insurance option" for all Californians. The board approved the motion, which was introduced by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

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Anthem: Chief Operating Officer Deepti Jain to Lead IngenioRx
" Ms. Deepti Jain is a strong leader with more than 20 years of PBM experience and has been responsible for all aspects of the IngenioRx launch and transition plans to date. We have great confidence in her leadership and her ability to build and launch our new PBM and ensure a seamless transition for our customers," said Ms. Gail Koziara Boudreaux , President and CEO, Anthem

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IlliniCare Health Recognized with Two Platinum Awards from Decision Health for Outstanding Achievement in Healthcare
"These two awards underscore IlliniCare Health 's commitment to ensuring our members receive the highest quality care. IlliniCare Health's Transition of Excellence Program is but one of many original solutions we deploy to help remove barriers to achieving wellness by our members. To be honored with these awards by leaders in the industry is affirmation that IlliniCare Health is making a positive, transformative impact on the health of people in our communities," said Mr. Michael A. Rashid , CEO for IlliniCare Health

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Employer Driven Insurance Services, Inc. to Begin Acquisition of BEN-E-LECT, an Industry Leading Third Party Administrator
“Since 1987, Ben-e-lect has been the third party administrator by which all others were judged. It has successfully fought on behalf of small employers and their broker partners, taking on some of California’s largest carriers and government agencies. BEN-E-LECT has also become well-known for developing creative products to meet the needs of its clients consistently throughout the years. By joining E.D.I.S., the BEN-E-LECT clients will benefit from the increased staff, systems and a fresh new perspective,” said Mr. Mark Reynolds RHU , founder of BEN-E-LECT

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Surge in Major Depression Diagnoses
“The high rates for adolescents and millennials could have a substantial health impact for decades to come. Further education and research is needed to identify methods for both physicians and patients to effectively treat major depression and begin a path to recovery and better overall health," said Dr. Trent Haywood MD JD , senior vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Announces 2018 Winners of Healthcare Innovation Prize
"We were overwhelmed with the real-world thinking and promise of each of the entries. The winning teams epitomize the patient-focused care and innovative thinking we at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

are hoping to inspire," said Mr. Jason Spacek , Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Blue KC

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
 
HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements
HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions
HIP Wonk Watch

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Beacon Health Options Raises Minimum Hourly Pay Rate to $15
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CareCentrix Receives NCQA Utilization Management Accreditation
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AMC Health Named Best Telemedicine Service for General Care by Business.com
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Evolent Health Collaborates with Lee Health to Launch and Operate Provider-Sponsored Medicaid Plan in Fort Myers, Florida
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Evolent Health Partners with SOMOS IPA to Accelerate Transition to Value-Based Care in New York City Communities
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Jason Parry of Florida Blue Joins Peerfit Executive Team as Chief Strategy Officer
“We are overjoyed to have Mr. Jason Parry joining our C-Suite as we continue to grow Peerfit and redefine wellness across the industry. Jason’s expertise will be invaluable as we create new partnerships and opportunities around the country," said Mr. Edward Buckley , Peerfit’s CEO
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician Practices in Leading Value-Based Care Movement
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