Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Debbie Albert
Albert Communications
Mr. C. Brian (Brian) Shipp
AMERIGROUP Corporation
Former CEO, Southeastern Region
Mr. Dave Anderson
Anderson Interactive Marcom
Public Relations, Social Media and Marketing Consultant
Ms. Keri Eisenbeis
BayCare Health System
Director of Government Relations
Allyson Y. Schwartz
Better Medicare Alliance (BMA)
President and CEO
Patrick Conway MD, MSc
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)
President and CEO
Ms. Jean Drouin
Clarify Health Solutions, Inc.
CEO and Co-founder
Mr. Scott Zimmerman
Greenway Health, LLC | Greenway Clearinghouse
Former Chief Executive Officer
Niall Brennan
Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)
President and Executive Director
Mr. Ty Windfeldt
Hometown Health Plan
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Alan Wheatley
Humana Inc.
Vice Pesident - Medicare Business
William Fleming PharmD, RPh
Humana Inc.
Vice President - Pharmacy and Clinical Initiatives
Ms. Marina Renneke
Humana Inc.
Media Relations - West Region
Mr. Sam K. Srivastava
Magellan Health
CEO of Magellan Plan Services
Mr. Barry M. Smith
Magellan Health
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Deidra Wilson
McLaren Health Plan
Vice President of Governmental Affairs
Mr. John McNamara
McLaren Health Plan
Manager of State Government Relations
Mr. Geoffrey (Geoff) J. Bartsh
Medica Health Plans
Vice President - Public Policy and Government Relations
Catherine Macpherson MS, RDN
Mom's Meals NourishCare
VP of Product Strategy and Development
Ms. Kenderia Perry
North Central Arkansas Medical Associates
Project Manager
Bruce Reiner M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Garry Carneal JD, MA
President and CEO
Jack Cochran MD
The Permanente Federation
Executive Director
Mark I. Froimson MD, MBA
Trinity Health
Chief Clinical Officer - Unified Clinical Organization
Ms. Kimberly L. Cepullio
UPMC Health Plan
SVP - Sales and Account Management
Mr. Brad Rollow
VIVA Health, Inc.
President and CEO
Tara Bryant MD, BSN
VIVA Health, Inc.
Medical Director
Ms. Anna Velasco
VIVA Health, Inc.
Regulatory Affairs & Communications Lead
Oliver Kharraz MD
COO & Founder
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Announces Healthy Blue to Serve NC’s Medicaid Population in Collaboration with Amerigroup
“Through our entry into Medicaid, BCBSNC will have the opportunity to insure and coordinate care for the majority of North Carolinians for most or the entirety of their lifetime. This is an opportunity for a model health insurance company that delivers higher quality at lower cost and best-in-class customer experience to all people in North Carolina," said Dr. Patrick Conway MD, MSc , president and CEO-elect of Blue Cross NC

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Humana Introduces Pharmacy Calculator to Assist People with Medicare During Annual Medicare Enrollment
“Time and time again we hear from members who say figuring out their drug cost is the most complicated part of selecting a plan. The new pharmacy tool makes it easy for them to see the three key pieces of information they need to know – premium, drug cost and annual cost – to make the best and most informed decision during AEP," said Dr. William Fleming PharmD, RPh , President, Healthcare Services for Humana

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Softheon Named One of Best Companies to Work for on Long Island
"It's extremely gratifying and humbling to know that our diverse team members feel as passionate about making insurance affordable and accessible as I do. We go to great lengths to make our people feel appreciated and happy. To see these satisfaction scores is truly a validation of our efforts," said Mr. Eugene Sayan , Founder, CEO, & Chairman, Softheon

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New Individual Market Plan, Inspire by Medica, Introduced in Iowa
" Medica is committed to making care more efficient and accessible in Iowa. Inspire by Medica does that by providing a seamless care experience," said Mr. Geoffrey J. Bartsh , Medica vice president for individual and family business

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McLaren Health Care Expands Government Affairs Team to Drive Policy Initiatives
"We are pleased to welcome Mr. John McNamara to the McLaren Health Plan Care team. John's extensive government affairs experience throughout the state of Michigan will provide us with valuable insights to deliver a targeted legislative strategy and guidance," said Ms. Deidra Wilson , vice president of governmental affairs at McLaren Health Care

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U.S. News & World Report names VIVA MEDICARE one of country's best
"Medicare expects much more of health plans than simply making sure members have coverage when they get sick or have an accident. We are charged with being true partners in members' health – reminding them to get their flu shots or mammograms, making sure those with chronic conditions stay on their medicines and overall helping members have a good experience with the health care system," said Dr. Tara Bryant MD, BSN , chief medical officer, VIVA Health, Inc.

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Hometown Health Expands Health Insurance Offerings in Southern Nevada
“Clark County, a place where more than 2 million people live and work, is a market that is essentially underserved in terms of health insurance options. We offer a high-quality insurance product with competitive rates, and a wide range of coverage plans to benefit individuals, families, and employer groups," said Mr. Ty Windfeldt , CEO, Hometown Health Plan

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UPMC Health Plan Offers the Lowest Cost Silver Marketplace Plans For the Fourth Consecutive Year
"For 2018, we look forward to enrolling many new Marketplace customers who will join the over 140,000 individuals who have already chosen. Our plans offer great value, access to high-quality health care, and award-winning customer service at some of the lowest prices in Pennsylvania," said Ms. Kimberly L. Cepullio , president of commercial products for UPMC Health Plan

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BayCare Health Care Navigators Offer Free Assistance
"A lot of people are receiving care who didn't have access to it before the Affordable Care Act. More than 1.7 million Floridians currently receive coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Some people may be uncertain about whether the Marketplace still exists after various efforts by Congress this year to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We can assure our communities that the Marketplace is still here and will be open for business on Nov. 1," said Ms. Keri Eisenbeis , director of Government Relations and Community Outreach for BayCare Health System

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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
Casenet Awarded Best Population Health Management Software Provider by Global Health & Pharma
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Greenway Health Introduces Greenway Analytics, Empowering Physicians to Better Care for Their Patients and Achieve Greater Success with Value-Based Care
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Magellan Health Closes on Acquisition of Senior Whole Health
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Findings of NIH-Funded Pilot Study Suggest Home-Delivered Nutritional Meals May Lower Patient Readmission Rates and Improve Health Outcomes
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First MedCare Inc. Has Been Awarded with NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Award
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
EHNAC Executive Director Addresses Recent Cyberattacks and the Implications to Healthcare
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Clarify Health Expands Value-Based Payment Offerings with Cutting-Edge Solution for BPCI, Commercial Bundles and Medicare Advantage
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Bruce Reiner Joins RadSite as Chief Medical Officer
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Nation of Insurance Uncertainty: Zocdoc Study Reveals Americans Need Help Deciphering Health Insurance Coverage
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Better Medicare Alliance: 65% Of Seniors On Medicare Are Unfamiliar With Medicare Advantage
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