Thursday, June 07, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Meg McCarthy
Aetna Inc.
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Steven (Steve) Kelmar
Aetna Inc.
Head of Government Relations
Mr. Shawn M. Guertin
Aetna Inc.
Executive Vice President and CFO
Mr. Francis (Fran) S. Soistman Jr.
Aetna Inc.
Government Services Lead
Mr. Richard di Benedetto
Aetna Inc.
President of Aetna International
Harold Paz M.D., M.S.
Aetna Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Rick Jelinek
Aetna Inc.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Thomas Sabatino
Aetna Inc.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Karen S. Lynch
Aetna Inc.
Mr. Tomas Orozco
Anthem, Inc.
President of the Medicare East Region
Ms. Tiffany Webster
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield (ABCBS)
Community Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Curtis Barnett
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield (ABCBS)
Vice President - Operations BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas
Dana Quattrochi
athenahealth, Inc.
Director of Investor Relations
Mr. Jonathan Bush
athenahealth, Inc.
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Jeff Immelt
athenahealth, Inc.
Executive Chairman
Mr. Marc Levine
athenahealth, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Amy Abernethy
athenahealth, Inc.
Board Member
Ms. Cheryl Parquet
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)
Director of Strategic Community Investments
Mr. Daniel J. Loepp
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM)
President and CEO
Mr. Michael Gomes
ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI)
Monique Yohanan MD, MPH
ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI)
Advisory Board Member
Dr. William Lewis
ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI)
Telemedicine Standards Committee Co-Chair
Garry Carneal JD, MA
ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI)
Ms. Erin Shields Britt
CVS Health
Mr. Michael McGuire
CVS Health
Senior Director, Investor Relations
Mr. Larry J. Merlo
CVS Health
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jon Roberts
CVS Health
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Troyen A. Brennan MD, MPH
CVS Health
EVP and Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Lisa Bisaccia
CVS Health
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Thomas (Tom) M. Moriarty
CVS Health
Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer
Alan Lotvin MD
CVS Health
Executive Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy
Mr. Thomas W. Weidenkopf
CVS Health
Executive Vice President And Chief Human Resources Officer
Dr. Phil Wenk
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation
President and CEO
Mr. Paul Lindsley
Delta Dental Plan of Tennessee
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martin (Marty) Trussell
Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) | Save Flexible Spending Plans
Executive Director
Ms. Sarah Ahmad
Highmark Health
Senior Vice President of Innovation
Mr. Brian Peters
Michigan Health & Hospital Assocication (MHA)
Mr. Kris Nicholoff
Michigan Osteopathic Association
Executive Director
Ms. Betty S. Chu
Michigan State Medical Society
Mr. Phil LeFevre
ODG, an MCG Health company
Senior Account Executive
Frank Colangelo M.D.
Paradigm ACO, LLC | Premier Medical Associates and Urgent Care
Chief Quality Officer
Ms. Mary Kiger
Tennessee Charitable Care Network
Executive Director
Ms. Jessica Word
The Word & Brown Companies
President of Word & Brown General Agency
Ms. Polly Neves
The Word & Brown Companies
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Ms. Kristine Ashcraft
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan: “Be Rx Safe” Campaign Created to Raise Awareness on Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse
“There is no single entity that can solve the opioid epidemic. We are all affected by it, and we all have a responsibility to act. By working together, we can have a larger collective impact to protect families and make Michigan healthier, while properly addressing the pain needs of patients," said Mr. Daniel J. Loepp , president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross

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Empire Launches New Medicare Supplement Plans to Make Health Care More Affordable for New York Residents
“We know that health care costs are of great concern for older adults so we aim to deliver services that minimize their out-of-pocket costs while ensuring they receive the highest quality care," said Mr. Tomas Orozco , President of the Medicare East Region, Anthem

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AHIP Blog: Transform Health Care with Technology
Technology has empowered consumers and transformed many aspects of our lives, making banking, shopping, and interacting with friends and family faster and easier. Health care should be no different. Increasingly, consumers are gaining virtual access to health care clinicians 24/7. This type of virtual care can make it more convenient to interact with clinicians to manage chronic health conditions and to address routine health problems such as a fever or earache.

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Highmark Health's VITAL Innovation Program testing YouScript Precision Prescribing Software for patients taking multiple medications
"Through the VITAL program, we are further evaluating YouScript' s promising technology for pinpointing patients who may suffer adverse drug interactions that can be avoided by managing their prescriptions and dosages with greater precision," said Ms. Sarah Ahmad , senior vice president of innovation and transformation for Highmark Health

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Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and USTA Arkansas pack meals for surrounding counties in effort to fight hunger
“Our company already supports and will continue to support programs addressing many social determinants of health. However, we want to make a concerted effort to work with other organizations in the state that are committed to helping people have access to nutritious food," said Mr. Curtis Barnett , President and CEO, ABCBS

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Blue Cross NC to Help Eliminate School Lunch Debt in Piedmont
" BCBSNC ’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our state starts with our children. Working to end childhood hunger is the first step toward building stronger, healthier communities and addressing hunger throughout the state," said Ms. Cheryl Parquet , Director of Community Relations, BCBSNC

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Delta Dental of Tennessee: Tennessee “Smile Power Week” Kicks off June 11
“Because there remains an overall need for dental services for people of all ages, we are grateful to Delta Dental Plan of Tennessee for their generous support of our state’s free and charitable clinics. These clinics are dramatically improving the lives of patients by relieving their pain and often restoring function to the mouth," said Ms. Mary Kiger , Executive Director, Tennessee Charitable Care Network

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CVS Health Announces Management Team for Combined Company Following Close of Aetna Acquisition Transaction
"I look forward to working alongside this outstanding group of individuals as we take on the task of transforming the way health care is delivered in America engaging consumers with the care they need, when and where they need it, and making the patient and caregiver experience simpler and more affordable," said Mr. Larry J. Merlo , President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS

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Word & Brown Awarded New Large Group Contract by Kaiser Permanente
“We are one of the largest general agencies in the state and this contract will help us broaden our large group portfolio and expand our work with brokers based in Fresno and San Diego," said Ms. Jessica Word , president of Word & Brown

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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
CVS Health Applauds New Law Expanding Veterans' Access to High-Quality, Cost-Effective Walk-In Care Providers
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New White Paper from ODG by MCG: Evidence-Based Medicine and the New Role of Analytics
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
athenahealth Initiates Process to Explore Strategic Alternatives, Including Search for New Chief Executive Officer
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ClearHealth Quality Institute Names Michael Gomes as CEO, Adds New Directors to the Advisory Board
" Mr. Michael Gomes is a strategic, innovative and tireless leader with proven experience in leading companies and I’m thrilled to have him join the team. His appointment as CEO of CHQI comes at a very exciting and growth-oriented time – our recently launched Telemedicine Accreditation Program has drawn tremendous interest and we look forward to Michael’s leadership in transforming and standardizing the way telemedicine is delivered," said Mr. Garry Carneal JD, MA , Founder, CHQI
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
ECFC Submits Testimony to House Subcommittee on the Benefits of Consumer-Directed Health Plans
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