Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Cam Granstra
Communications Manager
Mr. Tony Romito
Managing Director
Ms. Nancy Cocozza
Aetna Health Inc. (Pennsylvania)
VP Operations Mid-Atlantic Region/ VP Y2K
Mr. Ryan Petrizzi
AmeriHealth New Jersey
Vice President of Sales
Ms. LaVone Arthur
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
Chief Strategy Officer
Ms. Kristi Hoyl
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
Chief Policy, Government and Community Affairs Officer
Mr. James Hinton
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
President and CEO
Ms. Jennifer Settle Brown
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
Chief Legal Officer
Ms. Nikki Moll
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Ms. Nicole Williams
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Tom Doney
Cypress Benefit Administrators
Jeff Meyers
DMW Direct
Jeff Meyers Marketing
Ms. Ilia DeOrzio
DMW Direct
Director, Project Management
Ms. Sherry McAllister
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP)
Executive Vice President
Mr. Joseph L. Caruncho
Genuine Health Group
Bryce A. Williams JD
HealthMine, Inc.
CEO and President
Ms. Jennifer Rosenberg
Howell Communications
Account Manager
Mr. Chad L. Wilkins
HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A.
Executive Vice President of Webster and Webster Bank, and Head of HSA Bank
Alan Player
Humana Inc.
Communications Analyst
Ms. Katie Catlender
Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)
Chief Commercial Officer
Anton Dodek M.D.
Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Phil Jackson
Sutter Health
CEO of Health Plan Products
Mr. David Baker
The Joint Commission
Editor-in-Chief of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Ms. Jessica Tiller
Weiss PR & Associates
Executive Vice President and Co-Founder
Mr. Dave Willems
Willems Marketing
CEO and Principal
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
AmeriHealth New Jersey to Host a Series of Open Enrollment Events for Consumers Across the State
“Consumers should feel confident when they enroll in a health plan and we’re here to help them understand their options so they can choose a plan that is best for them and their families. With just under six weeks left to enroll, we hope consumers will take advantage of these information sessions and find them valuable as they consider their options," said Mr. Ryan Petrizzi , vice president of AmeriHealth New Jersey

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Humana Launches Innovation Challenge to Make Digital Health Records More Useful
Humana is sponsoring an Innovation Challenge in California to make digital health records – specifically in the Medicare space - more useful to patients, physicians, caregivers and others who need to see complex data in a more human-centered way.

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AHIP Sponsored White Paper — Peerfit: Motivating & Encouraging Participation in Corporate Wellness Programs
WELLNESS programs have the potential to create cost savings for both plans and members through lower premiums and reduced health care usage when the focus is put on engagement and not just enrollment.

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Advanced Plan for Health Publishes New Whitepaper on Meeting Employer Client Healthcare Needs
APH , a leader in advanced healthcare data analytics and healthcare cost aversion has published a new white paper, Health Plans and TPAs: WHAT MORE DO YOUR EMPLOYER CLIENTS NEED FROM YOU. The piece provides research findings, insight and guidance that support health plans and TPAs in delivering additional services and consultation to their employer clients to further differentiate themselves in the market, and increase their abilities to win and retain employer client business.

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HSA Bank Members Can Now Pay with Samsung Pay for HSA, FSA, and HRA Purchases
"The introduction of this offering will enhance the member experience and offer our members flexibility with how they pay for IRS-qualified medical expenses, especially at point-of-sale locations that make up a significant portion of our transaction volume," said Mr. Chad L. Wilkins , executive vice president of Webster Bank and head of HSA Bank

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NHP to Offer Prevention, Rehab, Pain Relief Treatments Cost-free: First-In-Nation Benefit Design Waives Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Comprehensive Alternatives to Opioids
“Care Complement reflects NHP ’s ongoing commitment to a member-centric approach as we develop new and innovative ways to give our members the care that is right for them, at the right time. By using benefit design to remove financial barriers for treatments targeted to our members’ specific needs, we can help to improve their overall health and quality of life," said Ms. Katie Catlender r, Chief Commercial Officer for Neighborhood Health Plan

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Aetna Introduces New Low-Cost Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)
“We know rising prescription drug costs are a big concern for Medicare beneficiaries. That’s why we designed a plan that offers generic drugs at low and predictable costs, with one of the lowest monthly premiums available nationwide," said Ms. Nancy Cocozza , senior vice president and head of Aetna

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Sutter Health Plus Expands to Santa Cruz County
" Sutter Health ’ number one priority is to provide access to high-quality care. It’s exciting to bring new health plan options to employers and consumers in Santa Cruz County. The expansion complements our Bay Area provider network and also benefits consumers in the South Bay who live or work in Santa Cruz County," said Mr. Phil Jackson , CEO of Health Plan Products, Sutter Health

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Cypress Benefit Administrators: Education Proves Effective as TPA Helps Employer Groups Reduce Dialysis Care Spending by Nearly $5 Million
“Kidney disease has consistently been one of the costliest conditions in terms of health claim spending, but it is also one of the most predictable and preventable. We’re finding first-hand that placing more emphasis on education early on can help reduce the progression and severity of kidney conditions," said Mr. Tom Doney , president and CEO of Cypress

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Baylor Scott & White Health Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with New Hire and Promotions
"In order to thrive in today's healthcare environment, it is critical to have the right leadership at the helm of our organization. These four executives have done exceptional work leading their respective teams both inside and outside our system, and I'm proud to have them at Scott & White ," said Mr. James Hinton , CEO, Baylor Scott & White 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 HR-Jobs-Promotions
HIP Wonk Watch

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Continues Focus on Drug-Free Pain Management, Cites Side Effects of Over-the-Counter and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
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Genuine Health Group: CMS Confirms More Than $5 Million in Medicare Savings By Miami Healthcare Company
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Accenture Launches the Patient Experience Manager to Help Life Sciences Companies Improve Care and Value for Patient Services Programs
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ConnectYourCare Expands Services to Help Brokers Maximize Business Opportunities for Small and Mid-Size Employers
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Ilia DeOrzio Joins DMW Direct As Director, Project Management
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
HealthMine Survey: Just 17% of Medicare Members Say Their Health Plan Follows Up On Quality of Care After a Provider Visit
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The Joint Commission Reports Increased Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Adoption and Reporting from U.S. Hospitals
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Sherlock Company: Medicaid Administrative Cost Trends: Core Expenses Rebound From Last Year, Increasing by 1.4%
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