Wednesday, September 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. Marcia Rhodes
Amendola Communications
Regional Managing Director
Ms. Janelle Waldock
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Vice President of Community Health and Health Equity
Craig Samitt MD, MBA
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
President and Chief Executive Officer
Amy McKenzie
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM)
Medical Director
Ms. Swati Abbott
Blue Health Intelligence (BHI)
President and CEO
Douglas (Doug) G. Cave PhD, MPH
Cave Consulting Group | CCGroup
Mr. Yuri Alexandrian
Cave Consulting Group | CCGroup
Ryan Fagan MD, MPH&TM
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Mr. Thomas Richards
CIGNA HealthCare
Senior Vice President
Mr. Mark Mitchke
Delta Dental of Washington
Mr. Gerry Phipps
Delta Dental of Washington
Board Chair
Ms. Anne Farrell
Delta Dental of Washington
Board Vice Chair
Mr. David Irwin
Delta Dental Plans Association
New Director of Corporate Communications
G. Aubrey Serfling
Eisenhower Health
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Scott McFarland
Equality Health
President of its HealthBI division
Ms. Pamela Hassen
Fidelis Care New York
Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Darla Skiermont
Fidelis Care New York
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications and Advertising
Mr. David Rogers
Florida Community Care
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kevin Schlotman
Flume Health
Mr. Cedric Kovacs-Johnson
Flume Health
Sherry McAllister MS(ed), DC, CCSP
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP)
Executive Vice President
Mr. Mark Kimbrough
HCA Inc. | HCA Healthcare
Vice President, Investor Relations
Mr. Sam Hazen
HCA Inc. | HCA Healthcare
Peter D. Goldbach MD
Health Dialog, part of the Rite Aid family of healthcare companies
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Robert (Bob) G. Riney
Henry Ford Health System
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Richard (Chip) Davis
Henry Ford Health System
CEO for Henry Ford Hospital
Mr. Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (formerly Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA))
Media Contact
Ms. Deborah L. Rice-Johnson
Highmark Inc.
Executive Vice President for Health Services
Anthony V. Coletta MD, MBA
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
President of the Facilitated Health Networks
Mr. Nestor Plana
Independent Living Systems
President and CEO
Mr. Sean Duffy
Omada Health
Co-Founder and CEO
Mr. Dayne Williams
PlanSource Holdings, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. David Baker
The Joint Commission
Editor-in-Chief of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Scott Williams PsyD
The Joint Commission
Associate Director - Healthcare Quality Evaluation
Mr. Brad Hollinger
Vibra HealthPlan | Vibra Healthcare, LLC
Michael Long
Vibra HealthPlan | Vibra Healthcare, LLC
Division President of Medical Rehabilitation Hospitals
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan marks 10 years of health care transformation with patient-centered medical home designation program
“Physician practices that earn Blue Cross PCMH designation provide team-based care that’s centered around each patient’s individual needs. So they’re coordinating and tracking, keeping a watchful eye on conditions and getting patients the care they need at the right time. This leads to better outcomes, and often prevents the need for high-cost emergency or inpatient care," said Amy McKenzie , MD, medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota: Why All Leaders Need To Make Health Equity Their Business
“While we are strongly committed to the clinical care of our members, we also recognize that 90 percent of health happens outside of the doctor’s office. Advancing health equity saves lives, saves money, increases productivity, and improves the health of all Minnesotans. We all need to commit to taking action, for the sake of our communities and the future of our businesses," said Dr. Craig Samitt MD, MBA , president and chief executive officer at Blue Cross

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Cigna Announces Cigna Ventures with $250 Million to Fund Transformative Innovation and Growth for Health Care
" ’s commitment to improving the health, well-being and sense of security of the people we serve is at the front and center of everything we do. The venture fund will enable us to drive innovation beyond our existing core business operations, and incubate new ideas, opportunities and relationships that have the potential for long-term business growth and to help our customers," said Mr. Thomas Richards , senior vice president and global lead, strategy and business development at Cigna

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Independence Blue Cross supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation during Prostate Cancer Awareness month
“Screening for prostate cancer is one of the simplest cancer detection tests, either through a simple blood or urine sample, or on occasion, a rectal exam. We urge all men, especially those who have a family history, either a father or brother with prostate cancer, to incorporate prostate screenings into their overall health check-up," said Dr. Anthony V. Coletta MD, MBA , president of Facilitated Health Networks at IBC

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Amazon VP Mark Mitchke Named CEO of Delta Dental of Washington
" Mr. Mark Mitchke is a long-range thinker and adept at navigating complexity, and he has successfully balanced the needs of the sellers, customers and, Inc. in his role leading Amazon's fulfillment services. His experience leading Amazon's small-businesses marketplace is directly applicable to Delta Dental of Washington 's core business," said DDWA Board Chair Mr. Gerry Phipps

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Henry Ford Health System Appoints New CEO Of Henry Ford Hospital
" Mr. Richard Davis has an exceptional commitment to patient safety and a true passion for innovation. That combination, along with his wealth of experience with and understanding of complex healthcare environments, including both academic and community medical settings, make him a perfect fit for Henry Ford Health System ," said Mr. Robert G. Riney President, Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Health System

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Fidelis Care, CBS 6 Join Forces to Fight Weekend Hunger
“Helping local children have the nutrition they need to succeed in school is a priority for Fidelis Care New York . The Backpack Heroes program has shone a spotlight on the power of collaboration and partnership on the local level, and we are grateful to the community for their support of local families in need," said Ms. Pamela Hassen , Chief Member Engagement Officer, Fidelis Care

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Florida Community Care Appoints David Rogers as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
"We are extremely pleased that Mr. David Rogers is bringing his experience and dedication to our senior leadership team. David's commitment to improving services to Medicaid enrollees is perfectly aligned with Florida Community Care 's mission and will serve to expand on the vision behind the company as a grassroots, provider sponsored network," said Mr. Nestor Plana , chairman and chief executive officer ("CEO") of Independent Living Systems

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HCA Healthcare Chairman and CEO Milton Johnson to Retire; Current President and COO Sam Hazen to Become CEO
“I am honored to succeed Milton as the company’s CEO and join HCA ’s board of directors. I want to thank Milton for his strong leadership during his many years with the company. We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care," said Mr. Sam Hazen , CEO of HCA Inc.

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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 HR-Jobs-Promotions
HIP Wonk Watch
HIP Industry Events

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
F4CP: New Studies Support Inclusion of Chiropractic in Collaborative Care
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Joint Commission release free new infection control resources
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The Joint Commission: First data-driven estimate of number of suicides in U.S. hospitals
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Vibra Healthcare and Eisenhower Health Announce Joint Venture
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Blue Health Intelligence's risk adjustment and stratification solution goes live at Highmark Inc.
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POM ACO Works with CCGroup to Identify Pattern Variations in Treating Medicare Shared Savings Program Beneficiaries
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
PlanSource Joins ebm as a Featured Benefits Administration Technology
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
SPBA Chairman Kevin Schlotman Joins Digital TPA Flume Health as COO
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Health Dialog Decision Aids Receive Certification from Washington State Health Care Authority
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HIP Industry Events    back to index
HealthBI President Scott McFarland to Describe Proven Model for Medicaid Population Health on Payor Issues Panel
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