Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. George T. DeVries
American Specialty Health (ASH)
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Lori Lorenz
American Specialty Health (ASH)
Vice President of Marketing
Ms. Kristen Metzger
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
President, Medicaid Central Region
Kimberly Roop MD
Anthem, Inc.
President of Medicaid Health Plan
Ms. Gretchen Adin
Babel Health
Director of Marketing
Ms. Christina Mainelli
Beacon Health Options
Chief Growth Officer
Ms. Amy Sheyer
Beacon Health Options
Former Assistant Vice President - External Relations
Mr. Justin Joseph
Best Doctors Division of Teladoc
Director, Global Public Relations
Mr. Mark Talluto
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
Executive Director - Brand Strategy and Marketing Services
Mr. Matthew Asensio
CIGNA HealthCare
Financial and Corporate Communications
Ms. Daniel Teague
Commonwealth Care Alliance, Inc. (CCA)
Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Everett Neville
Express Scripts, Inc.
Chief Trade Relations Officer
Steven (Steve) Miller MD
Express Scripts, Inc.
Former Chief Medical Officer and SVP
Mr. Adam Pellegrini
General Manager - Fitbit Health Solutions
Mr. Stephen Tanal
Goldman Sachs
Vice President
Richard (Rich) L. Snyder MD
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Linda Bond
Indiana University Health | IU Health (formerly Clarian Health)
Lead Therapist for the Chemical Dependency and Chronic Pain Program
Ms. Lisa C. Gill
J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Equity Research
Derek Rapp
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
President and CEO
Gloria Coronado PhD
Kaiser Permanente
Senior Investigator
Beverly Green MD
Kaiser Permanente (Group Health Cooperative)
Ms. Ana Gupte
Leerink Capital Partners | Leerink Transformation Partners
Managing Director and Senior Analyst, Managed Care and Healthcare Facilities
Amir Neshat DDS
LIBERTY Dental Plan
President and CEO
Mr. Glen E. Tullman
Livongo Health
Executive Chairman
Mr. Rich Berner
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. George Hill
RBC Capital Markets
Managing Director
Ms. Melissa Christian
Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Former Vice President, Provider Services
Ms. Christine (Christie) Marie Tomcala
Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP)
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Laura Watkins
Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP)
Director, Marketing & Business Development
Ms. Teresa Clark
Solera Health
Vice President of Emerging Care Models
Ms. Brenda Schmidt
Solera Health
Founder and CEO
Mr. David MacDonald
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Senior Analyst - Healthcare Services
Dr. Lewis Levy
TelaDoc Health
Chief Medical Officer
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Cigna Reiterates Support for Proposed Merger with Express Scripts
issued the following letter to stockholders in response to the letter released by Carl C. Icahn about the Company’s proposed merger with Express Scripts Holding Company.

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Independence Blue Cross to place additional restrictions on OxyContin and Oxycodone ER to help reduce opioid use and abuse
“Combatting the opioid epidemic is a top priority at IBC . We want our members to have access to the most cost-effective pain medication, while at the same time helping to reduce the risk of these drugs being abused," said Dr. Richard L. Snyder MD , chief medical officer at Independence

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Community Health Centers Can Help Boost Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening, Kaiser Permanente Study Shows
“With such a large number of individuals receiving care in the safety-net setting, an improvement in CRC screening rates of even a few percentage points can have a major impact in terms of cancers detected and lives saved,” said lead author Dr. Gloria Coronado PhD , an investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon

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Regence cites Idaho physician groups for improving quality, managing costs
“We are honored to work with such committed, forward-looking physician partners. The analysis we’re sharing today clearly shows what is possible when we share actionable data that empowers physician groups to better manage the healthcare outcomes, quality and costs facing our members," said Ms. Melissa Christian , vice president of network management for Regence BlueShield of Idaho

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Indiana Names Dr. Kimberly Roop President of Medicaid Health Plan
" Dr. Kimberly Roop MD has played a significant role in the implementation of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 Medicaid program and I have the utmost confidence in her ability to lead a team dedicated to ensuring consumers continue to have access to our healthcare plans," said Ms. Kristen Metzger , President, Medicaid Central Region, Anthem

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Santa Clara Family Health Plan Relocates and Launches New Logo
“Our commitment to improving community health is at the center of this transition. SCFHP ’s move to a new office building in South San Jose will accommodate our growing team and help us better serve our members, providers, and the community," said Ms. Christine Marie Tomcala , CEO, SCFHP

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LIBERTY Awarded Florida Medicaid Statewide Dental Plan Contract
“We will build upon 18 years of national experience, including 5 years of Medicaid experience in Florida, to improve the quality and accessibility of oral health care for our members. We also look forward to working closely with our dental provider partners across the Sunshine State," said Dr. Amir Neshat DDS , Founder and CEO, LIBERTY Dental Plan

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Partners with Fitbit to Deliver Special Offer on Fitbit Devices to over 60 Million Members
“There is no question that increasing activity and moving more is a tremendous benefit that can improve health, and I’m excited Blue365 members will have even more incentives to get and remain healthy by exercising at a pace that’s right for them. This strategic partnership will bring personalized health and wellbeing to the next level, allowing members to put their health first," said Mr. Mark Talluto , vice president of strategy and analytics for Blue Cross Blue Shield

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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 Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
American Specialty Health: Firm crusades for insurers to cover alternative therapies
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Commonwealth Care Alliance Implements Babel and Recaptures an Estimated $6 million in Revenue
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MDLIVE and Beacon Health Options Partner to Bring Clients Trusted and Comprehensive Virtual Behavioral Health Services
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Livongo Becomes One of the Largest Corporate JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Teams
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Teladoc is Providing Free Health Visits to Those Impacted by California Wildfires
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Express Scripts Announces New Recommendations Tackling High Drug Prices
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
BCBS Association Executive Joins Solera Health as VP of Emerging Care Models
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