Thursday, October 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 Prendes
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
Director of Specialty Product Management
Mr. Gregory Poulakos
Anthem, Inc.
Dan McCoy MD
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Inc. (BCBSTX)
Mr. David (Dave) Busch
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBSWNY)
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
Ms. Janet Janjigian
Carmen Group
Account Supervisor
Mr. Robert (Bob) Freeman
CenCal Health
Chief Executive Officer
Takashi Michael Wada MD, MPH
CenCal Health
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. David (Dave) Busch
HealthNow New York Inc.
Former SVP and Chief Sales Officer
Richard Neil Merkin MD
Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rick Beavin
Humana Inc.
Nevada Market President for Senior Products
Ms. Catherine Field
Humana Inc.
President and Intermountain Region Market Leader
Ms. Marina Renneke
Humana Inc.
Media Relations - West Region
Ms. Brittany Busso
Inkhouse Public Relations
Account Manager
Don Woodlock
InterSystems Corporation
VP of HealthShare
Mr. Chuck Columbus
Kaiser Permanente
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Sean Duffy
Omada Health
Co-Founder and CEO
John Fox MD
Priority Health
Medical Director
Dr. Vivian Ho
Rice University
James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics
Mr. Mark Mantei
The Vancouver Clinic
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mark Traynor
President and CEO
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces Three New Supplemental Health Products That Complement Medical Plans
“Financial security plays a role in overall wellness and an unexpected illness or accident can result in a significant financial burden with additional medical and other out-of-pocket expenses, especially if there is a reduction in household income due to not being able to work. Accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity products can help alleviate financial stresses so people can focus on their recovery," said Mr. Gregory Poulakos , president of Anthem ’s Life, Disability and Supplemental Health Business

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Announces Annual Justin F. Kimball Patient Protection Award
"This award seeks to recognize and raise awareness around health care professionals who have an innate drive to provide better access to high-quality, affordable health care for patients. We are thrilled to announce Dr. Vivian Ho as the inaugural award winner," said Dr. Dan McCoy MD , president, BCBSTX

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AHIP: Health Insurance Providers Continue to Expand Access to Comprehensive Mental Health Care
“Mental health and physical health are interconnected. Patients deserve holistic care that effectively addresses their physical, mental, and social well-being. That’s why health insurance providers are continuing to work diligently to improve access to and coverage for quality mental health care and make it on par with and in coordination with physical care," said Mr. Matthew Eyles , President and CEO of AHIP

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AHIP Blog: The 3 Pillars of Paying for Value
Many health insurance providers are focused on transforming the fee-for-service model to put their patients at the center of the health care system, and to incentivize care quality over quantity. But what does that mean in practice? Here’s how technology can build a connected system of care and health for patients.

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Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
"This agreement advances our ability to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We're proud of the skilled, dedicated and compassionate people of Kaiser Permanente who are devoted to our mission, our members and patients, communities and each other," said Mr. Chuck Columbus , Kaiser Permanente senior vice president and chief Human Resources officer

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Priority Health First to Offer Omada Health Virtual Diabetes Prevention Tool to Michigan
"Diabetes continues to be one of the fastest growing chronic diseases in the nation, and Michiganders suffer more than in most states. As we pursue new tools to fight diabetes and its consequences, Omada provides our members a convenient, engaging, and proven method to manage diabetes," said Dr. John Fox MD , associate vice president, medical affairs at Priority Health

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UCare Individual and Family Plans expand to Todd and Wadena Counties in 2019
“We are learning every day about how to best serve Minnesotans who purchase their health coverage on MNsure, and are excited to bring our ‘people powered’ individual and family plans to Todd and Wadena counties. We’ll continue to offer members a high-quality experience and communications that de-complicate health coverage," said Mr. Mark Traynor , President and CEO of UCare

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BlueCross BlueShield Brings New $0 Premium Health Plan to Western New York Adults 65+
“We’ve listened carefully to our loyal Medicare Advantage members and have worked hard to keep our plans stable, while introducing new options to the meet needs of every budget," said Mr. David Busch , Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBSWNY)

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Humana and Heritage Provider Network Team up to Offer a Better Patient Experience for Humana Medicare Advantage Members in California
“We are excited to offer our southern California Medicare Advantage members additional access to value-based care through our new relationship with HPN . By working together with Heritage, we are able to better serve Humana Medicare Advantage members and offer them high-quality care with the goal of improving their health and well-being," said Mr. Rick Beavin , California Medicare President for Humana

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Humana and Vancouver Clinic Team Up in SW Washington to Provide Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Access to Two New Neighborhood Clinics
“The neighborhood clinics we are opening will bring healthcare resources closer to patients and will offer integrated care teams that include doctors, nurses, health coaches, nutritionists, medication management, and social services resources who will help guide patients through the complex health system and ensure their care addresses the whole person," said Mr. Mark Mantei , CEO The Vancouver Clinic

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CenCal Health: A Model of Managed Care in Santa Barbara County Since 1983
“Our longevity is the result of building upon what we’ve learned over time, working together with local doctors and other providers to assist them in delivering care to our members, and treating them all as a priority. The result of this has been excellent health care, delivered in a timely and efficient manner," said Mr. Robert Freeman , CEO, CenCal Health

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InterSystems: New Data Platform Accelerates Development of Healthcare Applications to Manage World's Most Critical Information
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