Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Theresa M. Gaffney
Accenture
Managing Director - Health Operations
Mr. David McNichols
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio
Former President, Medicare Central Region
Ms. Anthony DeAngelo
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL)
VP ITG Production Reliability/Operational Excellence
Mr. Roy Vaughn
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Mr. Jonathan Starr
Convey Health Solutions (formerly NationsHealth)
President
Ms. Lisha Desantis
Convey Health Solutions (formerly NationsHealth)
Manager, Business Development
Mr. Rex McKinney
Decatur County Memorial Hospital
President/CEO
Ms. Cynthia Burghard
IDC Health Insights | Health Industry Insights (HII), an IDC company
Research Director, Accountable Care IT Strategies
Ms. Linda Jahnke
Jahnke Consulting
CEO
Mr. Jeff MacDonald
Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI)
CEO
Kathryn Leonhardt MD, MPH, CPPS
Joint Commission International
Principal Consultant
Marwa Zohdy PhD, CJCP
Joint Commission International
Vice President of Global Consulting Services
Ernest Shen PhD
Kaiser Permanente
Research Scientist Biostatistician
Dr. Michael Kanter
Kaiser Permanente
Medical Director of Quality & Clinical Analysis - Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Dr. Adam Sharp
Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Study Lead Author
Mr. Mike Jones
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
President
Mr. Tanvir Khan
NTT DATA Services
Vice President for BPO Services
Ms. Leann Frestedt
UCare
Medicare Sales Specialist
Ms. Nicolle Olness
UCare
Sales Manager
Ms. Kristy Herubin
UCare
Sales and Operations Specialist
Ms. Ghita Worcester
UCare
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Marketing Officerfairs and Marketing
Ms. Ellen L. Anderson
UCare
Medicare Marketing and Community Representative
Dr. Steven (Steve) Zatz
WebMD Health Corp.
Chief Executive Officer
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adds Decatur County Memorial Hospital to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network
" Anthem strives to make healthcare simpler for consumers by making it easier for them to see care providers in their communities and obtain the services they need to improve their health and wellbeing. We understand that healthcare costs are an important issue for older adults so we will continue to work on giving consumers access to high-quality care in our network, which will help make healthcare more affordable," said Mr. David McNichols , President of Anthem’s Medicare Central Region

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and MP&F Win the Nation’s Most Prestigious Communications Honor
“We are proud of our team and our agency, MP&F, for the great job they’ve done. It’s an honor to be recognized as the stand-out campaign among so many excellent projects from some of our nation’s best communicator," said Mr. Roy Vaughn , senior vice president, chief communications officer, for BCBST

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AHIP Issues Statement Regarding TX v. United States of America
AHIP issued the following statement regarding the latest developments in TX v. United States of America: "Millions of Americans rely on the individual market for their coverage and care, and they deserve affordable choices that deliver the value they expect. Initial filings for 2019 plans have shown that, while rates are higher due to the zeroing out of the individual mandate penalty, the market is more steady for most consumers than in previous years, with insurance providers stepping in to serve more consumers in more states."

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Burgess to Speak on Design Thinking at AHIP Institute & Expo
Burgess President and Chief Product Officer Mr. Gregory Burgess will be a featured speaker at the 2018 AHIP Institute and Expo on Wednesday, June 20. In his session, Leverage Design Thinking and Technology to Transform Your Reimbursement Models, Greg will examine strategies to diminish payment integrity challenges and navigate change through technology and design thinking methodology.

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Cambia’s PRIDE Employee Resource Group Featured in StoryCorps
Five years ago, David Weir and Steve Lesky were part of a group of employees that helped start the Cambia Health Solutions PRIDE Employee Resource Group (PRIDE ERG), a workplace-based a group of employees with shared interests and life experiences. Now with over 100 members identifying as LGBTQ+ or allies, across all Cambia campuses, the PRIDE ERG is making a meaningful impact. They help to build camaraderie among our Cambia staff in broadening community awareness, acceptance and opening lines of communication in our community.

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Reducing Opioids Not Associated with Lower Patient Satisfaction Scores, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
“Physicians are often concerned they will receive lower satisfaction scores if they reduce opioids for patients who are accustomed to high opioid doses to manage chronic pain. This study showed that following current recommendations and reducing opioids for chronic pain did not result in lower satisfaction scores," said Dr. Adam Sharp , of Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation

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UCare’s Northland office celebrates one-year anniversary
“ Our welcoming space in the Northland allows local folks to connect with our people powered service and get acc urate information about UCare plans, especially our regional EssentiaCare Medicare product," said Ms. Ghita Worcester , Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, UCare

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Convey Health Solutions Partners with Molina Healthcare to Provide Enhanced Over-the-Counter Benefits to Medicare Members
“We are proud to be able to help Molina Healthcare serve its members with enhanced over-the-counter benefits. We are making Molina’s OTC benefit offering a positive and successful experience for Molina and its members by incorporating our seamless eligibility integration, complex benefit configurations, and comprehensive compliance monitoring," said Mr. Jonathan Starr , Executive Vice President for Convey Health Solutions

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Amazing Care Network and Mutual of Omaha/Jahnke Consulting Partner on Long Term Care Insurance
Amazing Care Network and Mutual of Omaha / Jahnke Consulting are proud to announce a partnership on Long Term Care Insurance. This partnership will allow Amazing Care Network members to purchase Long Term Care insurance written by Mutual of Omaha, and offered by Jahnke Consulting, at a discount. This partnership was developed with the intent of helping more families afford health care and end of life care.

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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 Industry Events

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Joint Commission International Launches New Quality and Patient Safety Advisory Service
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Internet Brands' WebMD Acquires Jobson Healthcare Information
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NTT DATA Announces Three New Patent-Pending Automation Technologies
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Accenture Recognized as a Leader in U.S. Healthcare Clinical & Financial Analytic Services by IDC MarketScape
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