Monday, May 14, 2018
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Justine Handelman
BlueCross BlueShield Association
Senior Vice President, Office of Policy and Representation
Mr. Mark B. Ganz
Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. (formerly The Regence Group)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Harrison Stone
ConnectYourCare
General Counsel
Mr. Mike Davis
Dominion National | Dominion Dental Services
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Robert S. Harrison
First Hawaiian Bank
President and Chief Executive Officer
Carla Nip-Sakamoto M.D.
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
Secretary of the Board
Mr. Michael B. Stollar
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
Chief Transformation Officer
Mr. Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (formerly Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA))
Media Contact
Mr. Matt Rhenish
Highmark Inc.
President, National and Specialty Markets
Charles DeShazer MD
Highmark Inc.
Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Suzanne Kunis
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ)
Director, Behavioral Health Solutions
Mr. Daniel (Dan) J. Hilferty
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Glanz PhD
Kaiser Permanente
Senior Scientist
Matthew F. Daley MD
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Senior Scientist
Dr. Mia Wise
Premera Blue Cross
Medical Director
Mr. Jeff Arnold
Sharecare, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
L.D. Platt
UnitedHealth Group
Vice President - External Affairs Communications
Ms. Jessica Tiller
Weiss PR & Associates
Executive Vice President and Co-Founder
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
Highmark partners with Sharecare to provide personalized digital health solution to members
" Sharecare is laser focused to meet consumer expectations and ensure an exceptional member experience, and further sets its platform apart with personalized articles, videos and health content from trusted sources like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , American Heart Association and CDC

— all through the smartphone and in the palm of your hand," said Dr. Charles DeShazer MD , senior vice president and chief medical officer for Highmark

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Horizon BCBSNJ: STUDY - NJ Women twice as likely as men to have major depression diagnosis
" Horizon BCBSNJ is committed to connecting our members with behavioral health conditions, including major depression, to the care they need. Collaborating with our network of providers, as well as cutting-edge organizations like Quartet Health and AbleTo , Horizon has made the integration of medical and behavioral care a priority. Successfully treating behavioral health problems is as essential to achieving good health as managing chronic medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease and as this study demonstrates it is also directly linked to a person’s overall health," said Horizon BCBSNJ, Director, Behavioral Health Solution, Ms. Suzanne Kunis

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AHIP Blog: Why it’s Time to Add Nurses to Leadership Boards
Value-based health care delivery and payment require access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation. AHIP is the largest advocacy organization in the health insurance industry and its members serve millions of American consumers. Together, they advocate for solutions that expand access to affordable, high quality health care coverage for all Americans.

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AHIP Responds to President Trump’s Proposed Solutions to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
“We look forward to working together with the Administration, Congress, and other stakeholders to lower drug prices through market-based solutions that deliver real competition, create more consumer choice, and ensure open and honest drug prices that are driven by their value to patients," said Ms. Cathryn Donaldson , Director of Communications, AHIP

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Kaiser Permanente: Web-Based Interventions Can Improve Parents’ Attitudes About Benefits of Vaccination
“It is certainly understandable that some parents have concerns about vaccinating their children because there is a lot of misinformation out there, especially on social media platforms. It is clear there is a need to address parents’ concerns in a convenient, user-friendly forum that they trust,” said Mr. Matthew F. Daley MD , senior investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Research

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Video Blog: Cambia's CEO Mark Ganz Shares Vision of Health Care at End Well for People Living with Serious Illness
“No matter how much technology you have, it’s always human interaction that will matter most," said Mr. Mark B. Ganz , President and CEO, Cambia Health Solutions

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Dominion National Surpasses 900,000 Members
“These are exciting times for Dominion National and we are even more excited about our pursuit to surpass one million members. We have a strong team of committed employees who have gotten us here and are shaping us to be an even stronger company for years to come," said Mr. Mike Davis , President, Dominion Dental

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Independence Health Group subsidiary finalizes asset purchase with Minnesota-based TPA
“At IBC , we have a long-term strategy of growth and diversification, and the asset purchase of contracts from Comprehensive Care Services, Inc. | CCStpa illustrates that strategy. With this transaction, we continue to expand our TPA business and provide the high-quality health insurance services that businesses have come to expect from Independence and our subsidiaries," said Mr. Daniel J. Hilferty , president and CEO of Independence Health Group

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UnitedHealth Group Statement on Trump Administration's Drug Policy Proposal
Today, UnitedHealth Group released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s drug policy proposal: “UnitedHealth Group remains committed to offering concrete solutions to further protect consumers from rising drug prices and building programs to help make prescription drug costs more affordable, predictable and stable – programs like our industry

-first initiative to provide point of sale pharmacy discounts for our commercial customers, and our application of advanced technology to provide drug cost transparency right in the doctor’s office."

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HMSA’s new CEO shares his vision for health care at Annual Meeting
“Leading HMSA is an honor and privilege that comes with profound responsibilities. My job is to ensure that we continue working with every stakeholder to build a community system of health that’s safe, affordable, and accessible, and delivers the kinds of health and well-being outcomes that Hawaii’s people deserve," said Mr. Michael B. Stollar , President and Chief Executive Officer, HMSA

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Premera Blue Cross: Depression Diagnosis Rates are Increasing Across Washington, Study Finds
“Depression is become increasingly common in Washington state and in the U.S. There are many factors for this, but the result is that patients who suffer from major depression have increased rates of complications from their chronic conditions [like cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure], and use health care services more than those who are not diagnosed with depression," said Dr. Mia Wise , a medical director for Premera

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Statement on President Trump’s Drug Pricing Initiative
"We look forward to evaluating specific proposals as they become available, and we will continue to work with the administration and Congress to reduce barriers to competition and consumer choice, increase transparency, promote innovation and strengthen patient education so that people can access the drugs they need at a more affordable price," said Ms. Justine Handelman , Senior Vice President, Office of Policy and Representation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Solutions News and Announcements

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ConnectYourCare Announces 2019 IRS Limits for Health Savings Accounts
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