Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Daniel Gonzalez
Managing Director and Accenture Liquid Studio Lead for Accenture Brazil
Ms. Marcia Rhodes
Amendola Communications
Regional Managing Director
Mr. Josh Martin
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
President for Anthem’s Medicare West Region
Mr. Scott Afzal
Audacious Inquiry (Ai)
Mr. James Hinton
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
President and CEO
Mr. Ross McKnight
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
Chairman of the Board
Jeffrey Bailet MD
Blue Shield of California
Executive Vice President of Health Care Quality and Affordability
Ms. Colleen McGuire
Colleen McGuire Communications
Mr. Steve Levin
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Nancy-Ann DeParle
Consonance Capital Partners
Mr. Eric McDonald
CEO, Founder
Sherry McAllister MS(ed), DC, CCSP
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP)
Executive Vice President
William (Bill) Lucia FLMI
HMS | HMS Holdings Corp.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Candida Luzo
Hospital das Clinicas
Head of Occupational Therapy
Mr. Chris Seib
Chief Technology Officer and Founder
Mr. Amit Gupta
Integra Urgent Care
Ms. Jessica Diaz
Landmark Health
Sr. Director, Brand and Marketing
Dr. Michael Le
Landmark Health
Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder
Jonathan (Jon) Shreve FSA
MCG Health – part of the Hearst Health network
President and CEO
Mr. Chuck Stokes
Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers (MHHNP) | Memorial Hermann Health System
President and CEO
Ms. Deborah Cannon
Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers (MHHNP) | Memorial Hermann Health System
Board Chair
Ms. Julia Searcy
Account Manager
Edo Banach
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
President and CEO
Ms. Susan Taylor
Pegasystems Inc.
VP - Healthcare Business Line
Mr. Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Smedsrud
Pivot Health
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Diane Wolfenden
Priority Health
Vice President of the East Region
Mr. Todd Meek
Silverscript Insurance Company, a CVS Caremark
Mr. Doug Cook
Solis Health Plans
President and CEO
Gerard M. Castro PhD, MPH
The Joint Commission
Project Director, Patient Safety Initiatives
Scott Eathorne MD
Together Health Network
President and CEO
Mr. Greer Myers
Turn-Key Health
Mr. Mark Traynor
President and CEO
Mr. Tim Barry
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Eleanor Hsu
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
PR Agency Representative
Hany Abdelaal DO
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
Chief Medical Officer
Marki Flannery
President and CEO
Mr. Matthew Hawkins
Waystar (combination of Navicure and ZirMed)
CEO (ZirMed)
Ms. Sue A. Podbielski
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Vice President, Network Performance
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Blue Cross in California Enhances 2019 Medicare Advantage Plans
“We know that one of the best ways to help people live healthier is to make it easier for individuals to access programs that address everyday health needs. Giving people the option of services such as delivered meals or time at an adult day center may make it easier for them to better manage chronic conditions, engage more with their community, or avoid preventable health-related incidents," said Mr. Josh Martin , President of Anthem

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Blue Shield of California and Landmark Expand Access to Home-Based Medical Care for Chronically Ill Patients
" Blue Shield of California ’s collaboration with Landmark is just the latest example of our vision of providing Californians access to care that is worthy of our family and friends," said Dr. Jeffrey Bailet MD , executive vice president of Health Care Quality and Affordability at Blue Shield

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RAM Technologies to Feature Comprehensive End-to-End Solutions at AHIP's 2018 National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals
“Simplifying and improving the administration of government sponsored healthcare programs (Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid, etc.) is RAM Technologies ’ core purpose, and central to every decision we make as an organization. AHIP , and all the fine work they do, ensures the long term success of these important programs, and we are proud to support their efforts," said Mr. Christopher P. Minton , Executive Vice President of RAM Technologies

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Jim Wadleigh Joins Softheon as Chief Operating Officer
"We are privileged to welcome Mr. James Wadleigh into the Softheon family. He brings a proven track record of operational leadership and excellence to our executive team. Jim will play a key role in expanding our product offerings and broadening our customer base with a focus on Softheon's operational execution," said Mr. Eugene Sayan , Chief Executive Officer, Softheon

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Ciox Expands Capabilities to Accelerate Clinical Data Insights
“The lack of data liquidity has an enormous impact across the healthcare industry, both financially due to inefficiencies and in improving patient outcomes when patient information can’t be found, or access is delayed. Inadequate data access also impacts other industries, including lack of complete information for insurance claims, legal proceedings, pharmaceutical clinical trials, and government programs," said Mr. Michael James Connolly , President of Clinical Data Acquisition and Insights at CIOX Health

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Priority Health Offers New Tiered Network Solution as Affordable Option for Southeast Michigan Employers
"Tiered network plans offer an innovative solution to addressing cost concerns without sacrificing quality of care. We're thrilled to partner with some of the best health care providers in the region to expand our tiered network solutions to Southeast Michigan employers," said Ms. Diane Wolfenden , vice president eastern region for Priority Health

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SilverScript Insurance Company, a CVS Health Company, Introduces Three Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options for 2019
"For 2019, we have low premiums and continued access to a $0-deductible for drugs on all tiers for the majority of SilverScript plans across the country and have added a new plan design option for those beneficiaries looking for lower out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy counter on certain brand name medications," said Mr. Todd Meek , President, SilverScript Insurance Company, CVS

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Florida's Newest Medicare Advantage Plan, SOLIS Health Plans, Enrolling Members for 2019
"In recent years, Medicare patients have struggled with healthcare bureaucracy and its negative impact on patients' well-being. Solis Health Plans was founded on the belief that Floridians desire and need an 'un-corporate' personal approach to healthcare," said Mr. Doug Cook , SOLIS Health Plans' President and Chief Executive Officer

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UCare Unveils NEW 2019 Medicare Options
“With new changes impacting so many Minnesotans this year, we’re encouraging eligible individuals to shop and compare – research online, attend a meeting or call a Medicare Specialist. As part of our mission at UCare to provide People Powered Health Plans, our team is ready to help you understand your options and what to look for in a Medicare plan," said Mr. Mark Traynor , President and CEO of UCare

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Cigna Fights Hunger with Feeding Children Everywhere to Pack One Million Meals for Children and Families in Need
“There are many components to health, and good nutrition is critical. Knowing others care about your needs is certainly another. We’re honored to be able to stock community food pantries and disaster relief organizations with nutritionally sound, easy-to make meals that our employees pack by hand," said Ms. Mary Engvall , director, CIGNA Foundation

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WellCare and VillageMD Expand Value-Based Care Partnership
"Expanding our relationships with VillageMD into Georgia and Illinois reinforces our commitment to align more of our members with providers who focus on high-quality healthcare. VillageMD's evidence-based, preemptive approach to care that empowers both physicians and members aims to improve health outcomes particularly for those living with complex medical challenges," said Ms. Sue A. Podbielski , vice president, network performance, WellCare

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Pivot Health Launches New Twelve-Month Health Insurance Coverage Plans While Maintaining Affordability
“We understand consumers might need health insurance coverage for a temporary period of time or for a longer extension over multiple months. That’s why Pivot Health offers an array of coverage durations that allow individuals to pick the best option for their particular life situation," said Mr. Jeffrey C. Smedsrud , Chief Executive Officer of Pivot Health

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VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans Receive SAGE Platinum Certification in LGBT Cultural Sensitivity Training
"This Platinum designation establishes CHOICE as the preferred health plan for LGBT New Yorkers. It represents a promise to the LGBT community that CHOICE, and VNSNY CHOICE as a whole, are committed to providing a welcoming and respectful healthcare environment for all New Yorkers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity," said Dr. Hany Abdelaal DO , President of VNSNY CHOICE

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Announces Statewide Zero Dollar Premium Medicare Advantage Plan for 2019
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is proud to offer for 2019 a statewide zero dollar premium Medicare Advantage plan, Blue Advantage Complete, which is one of Blue Cross’ Medicare approved PPO Plans. Effective January 1, 2019, Blue Advantage Complete will have no premium cost, and the plan will be available in all 67 Alabama counties.

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Baylor Scott & White Health, Memorial Hermann Health System Sign Letter of Intent to Create New Combined Health System
"This is about two mission-driven organizations – both committed to making safe, high-quality healthcare more convenient and affordable – building something transformative together. We must lead the change in our industry, while insisting we continue to fulfill our unwavering commitments to meeting the needs of all Texans," said Mr. James Hinton , CEO, Scott & White

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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 Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Accenture Builds Virtual Reality Game with SAP Leonardo to Provide More Therapy Options for People with Amputations
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HMS Launches Health Ideas Website as Forum for Industry Perspectives
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InstaMed-DocuTAP Partnership Improves the Patient and Provider Experience for Urgent Care Centers Across the U.S.
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MCG Health Offers Certified Integration with Industry-Leading Care Management Application
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Audacious Inquiry Partners with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to Increase Access, Advocacy, and Quality of Care
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress: Flexible Spending Accounts Can Payfor Chiropractic Services
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Waystar to Acquire Transaction Services Business from UPMC's Ovation, Adding Enhanced Claims Monitoring Capabilities to Platform
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Evolent Health Completes Acquisition of New Century Health
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
National Healthcare Policy, Finance & Management Expert, Former Presidential Advisor and CMS Administrator Nancy-Ann DeParle Joins Turn-Key Health Board of Directors
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
New Joint Commission advisory on accurate patient identification
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