Thursday, November 09, 2017
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Jennifer Irwin
Alegeus Technologies
Vice President - Marketing
Mr. Steven (Steve) Auerbach
Alegeus Technologies
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Greg Sweat
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Bruce D. Nash MD, MBA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA)
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Peter Masanotti
Casenet, LLC
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ron Goldstein
Choice Administrators
Mr. Ron Goldstein
Choice Administrators
President and CEO
Mr. Michael (Mike) Phillips
President and General Manager for Midwest Market
Mr. George A. Price
DMW Direct
Vice President, Business Development
Jeff Meyers
DMW Direct
Jeff Meyers Marketing
Mr. Justin Stauffer
DMW Direct
Vice President of Digital Services
Mr. Domenic Bonanni
DMW Direct
Front-End Web Developer
Nicole Hess MBA
Former Vice President of Marketing
Puneet Maheshwari
Ms. Karen Johnson
Easy Choice Health Plan, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Karen Ignagni
EmblemHealth, Inc.
President and CEO
Scott McClelland PharmD
Florida Blue
Senior Director of Commercial and Specialty Pharmacy
Mr. Scott Zimmerman
Greenway Health, LLC | Greenway Clearinghouse
Former Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lou Gianquinto
Missouri Care, A WellCare Company
Ms. Margaret (Peggy) E. O'Kane
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Mr. Chris Wing
SCAN Health Plan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Terri L. Maxwell PhD, APRN
Turn-Key Health
Chief Clinical Officer
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Health Plans Play Major Role in Trial to Determine Best Aspirin Dose to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes
" HealthCore and Anthem are excited to be taking part in this important trial, which is expected to yield practical, real-world guidance for the more than 15.4 million Americans living with heart disease. We’re taking the outreach for this trial to members who live across the country, and many are in rural or other geographies that aren’t reached by traditional clinical trials," said Mr. Mark Cziraky , HealthCore Vice President of Research and ADAPTABLE site primary investigator

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Joins Nationwide Commitment to Improve Access To and Quality of Substance Abuse Treatment
"Here in Massachusetts, one in ten of our neighbors struggle with alcohol or drug dependency. We are proud to join this national movement to improve both access and care. The Principles are yet another step Blue Cross is taking to ensure our members get the quality care they need when they need it," said Dr. Bruce D. Nash MD, MBA , chief physician executive at BCBSMA

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AHIP Blog: How to Give Support to Family Caregivers
It’s no secret that being the caregiver for a loved one can be one of the most stressful family obligations you’ll encounter. And the reasons why are made very clear in the theme the National Caregiving Alliance has chosen for National Family Caregivers Month November 2017: “Caregiving Around the Clock.”

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Nine New Members Elected to AHIP Board of Directors
In all our recommendations, we stayed focused on a few key principles: affordability, choice, protections for patients, and market stability. I offer my greatest thanks to Joe for his strong commitment to the millions of people our industry serves daily. These leaders are committed to ensuring the best use of every dollar spent on coverage and care. I look forward to working with them to promote new ways to improve affordability and quality," said Ms. Marilyn Tavenner , President and CEO, AHIP

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Easy Choice Health Plan Honors Physician Groups for Dedication to Providing Exceptional Care in Accordance with HEDIS
"At Easy Choice Health Plan , our physicians are integral to improving the health and quality of life of our members. These physician groups have shown an outstanding commitment to quality care while helping to provide improved, healthier lives for our members and their communities," said Ms. Karen Johnson , executive director at Easy Choice

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Florida Blue to cease coverage of OxyContin in effort to help fight opioid abuse
"After careful review of the scientific data supporting the abuse-deterrent features of Xtampza ER, we decided to replace OxyContin on the formulary and believe this will be an important step to addressing the opioid epidemic among the people we serve in the state," said Dr. Scott McClelland PharmD , vice president of commercial and specialty pharmacy at Florida Blue

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Cigna Foundation Gives Three-Year, $450,000 Grant to Bright Star Community Outreach to Address Trauma among Victims of Violence in Chicago
" CIGNA is proud to partner with Bright Star, Northwestern Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine and the United Way as we wrap our arms around this community where we live and work, and which our customers call home,” said Mr. Michael Phillips , President, Cigna Midwest Markets

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Missouri Care Receives Renewal of NCQA Quality Accreditation for MO HealthNet Managed Care (Medicaid) Plan
"Achieving an Accreditation status from NCQA is a sign that a health plan is serious about quality. It is awarded to plans whose service and clinical quality meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement," said Ms. Margaret E. O'Kane , president, NCQA

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SCAN to Sponsor "Legacy--A Celebration of Senior Artists," Presented by EngAGE, Nov. 17-30
"Gone are the days when getting older meant you were done growing, learning and contributing. Many seniors today want to take advantage of this time of their lives to discover new talents, express themselves creatively, connect with others and contribute to the vitality of their communities," said Mr. Chris Wing , CEO, SCAN Health Plan

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Blue KC Announces Spira Care
"Spira Care is the latest step in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City 's series of primary care programs that's designed to bring back the personal side of healthcare. Spira Care gives patients the time and access to the care they need, and creates a system for doctors that's designed to foster relationships with their patients and provide better care," said Dr. Greg Sweat , Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Blue KC

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EmblemHealth and Coalition of Asian-American IPA, Inc. Announce Collaboration on New Comprehensive Health Assessment Services to Address Health Needs in New York’s Chinese Communities
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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
Casenet Releases TruCare ProAuth, the First Fully Integrated Provider Authorization Submission Capability
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
DocASAP - Greenway Relationship Enables Simplified Access Through Online Scheduling for Thousands of Healthcare Providers Nationally
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Alegeus Enhances Consumer Portal with New Marketplace
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Domenic Bonanni Joins DMW Direct As Front-End Web Developer
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Greenway Health Earns 2015 ONC Health IT Certification for All Three EHR Solutions; Looks Ahead to Improve Healthcare Delivery in Value-Based Care by Transforming the Way Physicians Work
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HIP Industry Events    back to index
Turn-Key Health Helps Individuals with Advanced Illness Overcome Barriers Accessing Palliative Care, Exhibits at CAPC 2017
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CaliforniaChoice Highlights Call Center Transformation at Annual Dreamforce Conference
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