Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Michael Carson
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Chief Business Growth Officer
Mr. Kevin J. Rasch
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Vice President of Government Affairs and Programs
Karen Lloyd PhD, LPC-S, NCC
HealthPartners, Inc.
Senior Director for Behavioral Health
Mr. John Baackes
L.A. Care Health Plan | LA Care Health Plan
Chief Executive Officer
Torah Tomasi MD
Martin's Point Health Care
Denise V. Gonick Esq.
MVP Health Care
Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth (Ken) A. Burdick JD
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
WellCare Completes Acquisition Of Meridian
"This transaction grows and diversifies our Medicaid membership by nearly 40 percent, increases our Medicare Advantage presence in new markets, adds a proprietary PBM platform, and enhances WellCare 's integrated dual-eligible and Marketplace capabilities, positioning us for further growth within government-sponsored programs," said Mr. Kenneth A. Burdick JD , WellCare's CEO

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HealthPartners introduces online course to address bullying in the workplace
“There is growing research that shows that even small acts of disrespect can have a big negative impact on emotional health. It can also affect a company’s bottom line when projects get delayed, customers service suffers and absenteeism increase," said Dr. Karen Lloyd PhD, LPC-S, NCC , Senior Director for Behavioral Health and Resilience at HealthPartners

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AHIP Blog: 4 Reasons to Love Bundled Payments
Improved health outcomes. When care is well managed, and payments are connected to outcomes rather than health care incidents, providers are rewarded for delivering quality care. Reduced complexity. Health care and health insurance providers alike are finding that pricing complexity has led to increased administrative costs, even when medical costs go down. If providers can spend less time and manpower on billing, they can spend more time and energy on their patients.

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MVP Health Care: The Health Evolution Interview Series™ for Industry Leaders - Hear Denise Gonick’s views on leadership and diversity
“I really view my job as trying to create an environment where all the people around me can be working at the tops of their games and really be their best selves. I’m trying to create an environment that really allows people to thrive,” said Ms. Denise V. Gonick Esq. , CEO, MVP

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Martin’s Point Health Care: Back-to-School Part One - Start the School Year in Good Health
“Yearly wellness checks allow parents and providers to create a team approach to a child’s health care. They give also us a better view of progress and development, so we can better understand what is normal for your child and detect any issues that may be emerging," said Dr. Torah Tomasi MD , a Martin's Point Health Care pediatrician

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Kevin J. Rasch Joins Harvard Pilgrim Health Care as Vice President of Government Affairs and Programs
“We’re very excited to welcome Mr. Kevin J. Rasch to our government affairs team as he brings a successful background in law, government and public affairs to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care He has already proven to be a tremendous partner to me and the Harvard Pilgrim leadership across our markets and on the federal level," said Mr. Michael Carson , President of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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L.A. Care: CEO Statement on Short-Term Limited Duration Health Plans
Allowing insurers to offer short-term, limited-duration health plans (short-term plans) is just the latest attempt by the Trump Administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA). L.A. Care is on record supporting legislation that will prohibit the sale of such plans in California. The Trump Administration has touted the plans as increasing consumer choice, but the truth is, these plans could hurt consumers.

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