Wednesday, September 05, 2018
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Jason Borschow
Abarca Health
CEO
Mr. Matt Schlossberg
Amendola Communications
Digital & Content Account Director
Mr. Tomas Orozco
Anthem, Inc.
President of the Medicare East Region
Mr. Roy Vaughn
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Lynn Barr
Caravan Health
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Gina Papush
CIGNA Corp.
Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Mr. Chris Hocevar
CIGNA Corp.
Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets
Mr. Brett Davis
Deloitte LLP
Principal
Mr. Chris Zant
Deloitte LLP
Principal
Mr. Tony Rourke
FirstCare Health Plans - SHA, LLC (dba FirstCare)
Assistant Vice President of Underwriting
Ms. Amy Shin
Health Plan of San Joaquin
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Andrea Brown
Health Plan of San Joaquin
Vice President for Provider Networks
Mr. Scott Schnuckle
HealthPartners Research Foundation
SVP Dental, Pharmacy & Business Development
Mr. Andrew Kokes
HGS | Hinduja Global Solutions
SVP - Global Head of Marketing
Mr. Madan Moudgal
HGS Colibrium Inc
CEO
Ms. Jennifer Tong
JWilson Advisors
Account Manager
Dr. Barney Olsen
MCNA Dental
Dental Director
Dr. David Stewart
MCNA Dental
Dental Director
Mr. Rick Dean
Oncology Analytics, Inc.
CEO
Mr. Dave Miller
The LifeBalance Program
Co-Founder
Ms. Madeline Hernandez-Urquiza
Triple-S Management Corporation | Triple-S, Inc.
President
Mr. Juan Jose Roman-Jimenez
Triple-S Management Corporation | Triple-S, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Amy DuRoss
Vineti
CEO and Co-founder
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Launches New Medicare Supplement Plans to Make Health Care More Affordable for Georgia Residents
" Anthem strives to meet the health care needs of consumers with innovative products and services that help them lead healthier lives. 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 company’s Medicare East Region

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FirstCare Health Plans and LifeBalance--Balancing Lives in Texas
"We're here to support Texans and create healthy Texas communities. Not only will The LifeBalance Program provide exciting savings that help our members live well, but the company's local focus ensures we'll be supporting Texas businesses and strengthening the communities we serve," said Mr. Tony Rourke , AVP Underwriting and Product Management, FirstCare

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AHIP Blog: It’s Time for Accountability on Drug Pricing
The recent opinion piece, “Surprise! Trump might actually lower drug prices,” gets one thing right: Drug prices are out of control. Every month, too many families choose between paying their bills or getting their medications. Yet drugmakers continue to price gouge patients—raising prices multiple times a year—knowing that patients have no alternatives.

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HealthPartners collaborates with Oncology Analytics to support high-cost cancer treatment
“This partnership brings focused oncology expertise to our prior authorization process. By offering this service, oncologists can consult with their peers and nationally recognized experts to confirm that they are providing the best care and value for their patients," said Mr. Scott Schnuckle , Senior Vice President Pharmacy and Business Development, HealthPartners

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation Requesting Proposals for Healthy Place Program
“Public spaces have the power to bring people together, strengthen community ties and improve the overall wellbeing of Tennesseans. We look forward to creating and enhancing these spaces throughout the state in the coming years," said Mr. Roy Vaughn , executive director of the BCBST Health Foundation

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Cigna Names Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer
“As our industry evolves, embedding insights and analytics across the enterprise will enhance CIGNA ’s ability to more rapidly deliver simplified, affordable, personalized and integrated experiences for our customers and clients. Ms. Gina Papush will be an invaluable thought partner to the executive leadership team – enabling Cigna to better leverage insights to guide decision-making, leapfrog innovation, more proactively address stakeholder needs and drive positive health outcomes in the future," said Mr. Chris Hocevar , Cigna's President of Strategy, Segments and Solutions

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Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) announces vice president-provider networks
“A bonus is Ms. Andrea Brown ’s familiarity with our service area and with Health Plan of San Joaquin where she has done some excellent consultant work with us. For example, she is the one who developed HPSJ’s current provider manual and the new provider boiler plate contracts that are now being rolled out," said Ms. Amy Shin , CEO, HPSJ

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MCNA Dental Begins Utah Medicaid Contract
"We are proud to be a part of the future of Utah's oral health. Our focus on early and ongoing preventive care, positive engagement, and targeted member outreach is a proven model for dental care that will help to improve oral health outcomes for our state's Medicaid enrollees. We look forward to collaborating with our providers and community partners to provide the best dental care possible for our members," said Dr. Barney Olsen , Dental Director, MCNA Dental

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Caravan Health Partners Continue to Lead the Pack as ACO Performance Improves Nationally in 2017
"Over a million Medicare patients served by our providers are receiving the best quality care due to the hard work and dedication of our provider partners. Congratulations are in order for our ACO partners for these amazing results," said Lynn Barr , CEO and founder of Caravan Health

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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 Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Triple-S Management Selects Abarca as Pharmacy Benefits Manager for its Commercial and Medicare Businesses
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Deloitte and Vineti Will Team on End-to-End Solution to Support Personalized Medicine
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HGS Colibrium Releases the Forward Apps to revolutionize Member, Broker & Provider Management
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