Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. James Wadleigh
Access Health CT | The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Josh Martin
AMERIGROUP Corporation
President of the West Region
Mr. Dave Anderson
Anderson Interactive Marcom
Public Relations, Social Media and Marketing Consultant
Mr. David McNichols
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio
Former President, Medicare Central Region
Mr. Tomas Orozco
Anthem, Inc.
President of the Medicare East Region
Ms. Deb Rittenour
Capital BlueCross | Capital Blue Cross
Senior Vice President of Government Programs
John D. Bennett Jr. MD, FACC
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
President and CEO
Ms. Carolyn Wukitch
Change Healthcare
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Network and Financial Management
Mr. Steve Pollock
DentaQuest, Inc.
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Alan Madison
DentaQuest, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Lee Barrett
Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)
Executive Director
Mr. Patrick O'Toole
Executive Vice President and Chief Agency Officer
Mr. Andrew Renda
Humana Inc.
Director, Diabetes and Heart Disease Consumer
Mr. Alex Kepnes
Humana Inc.
Director, Corporate Communications
Mr. Gil Haugh
Humana Inc.
Director of Clinical Analytics
Deborah Murr RN
Kern Health Systems
Director - Health Services
Mr. Michael (Mike) J. Sullivan
OneDigital Health and Benefits
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. John Ollis
OneDigital Health and Benefits
Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Mr. Theodore (Ted) Tanner Jr.
Co-Founder and CTO
Mr. Robert (Rob) A. Tulio
RAM Technologies, Inc.
Ms. Pattie Dale Tye
The Humana Foundation, Inc.
Executive Director
Mr. Ken Siegman
West Monroe Partners
Senior Director
Mr. Tom Bolger
West Monroe Partners
Senior Managing Director of Strategic Growth
Mr. Jeff Young
WEX Health
SVP and General Manager
Mr. Sathya (Sam) Rangaswamy
ZeOmega, Inc.
Founder and CEO
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Amerigroup Introduces LiveHealth Online Telehealth Services to Its Medicare Advantage Members
“LiveHealth Online can be a great option for consumers in a number of situations where access to a clinician is usually somewhat difficult, including evenings and weekends, for people living in rural areas, those who travel a lot, and those with mobility issues. Giving our AMERIGROUP Medicare Advantage members access to LiveHealth Online is another way we strive to help consumers find solutions to their everyday health care challenges," said Mr. Josh Martin , President of the company’s Medicare West region

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Capital BlueCross Announces Medicare Plans Featuring Low Cost, High Benefit Options in 21 Pennsylvania Counties
"Our BlueJourney HMO and BlueJourney PPO plans offer a variety of features to meet the needs of our Medicare-eligible customers. We also encourage anyone who is looking for Medicare coverage to reach out to us during the open enrollment period. We are available to help explain the options and determine what may work best for them," said Ms. Deb Rittenour , senior vice president of government programs at Capital BlueCross

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AHIP Issues Statement Regarding Alex Azar’s Nomination to Lead HHS
“Congratulations to Alex Azar on his nomination to serve as Secretary of HHS . He has the experience and expertise to combine the best from the private sector with the best of our public programs to make health care work for every American. We look forward to working with him upon his confirmation to reduce health care costs, increase access, and strengthen essential programs that millions of Americans rely on for their coverage and care," said Ms. Marilyn Tavenner , president and CEO of AHIP

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Capital BlueCross: Vibra Health Plan Announces 2018 Medicare Advantage PPO Plans, Providing Personalized, Affordable Coverage in 17 Pennsylvania Counties
"We understand that choosing a Medicare plan can sometimes be overwhelming. During the open enrollment period, we encourage anyone who is eligible for Medicare to reach out to Vibra HealthPlan or attend one of our seminars for assistance in choosing the best option for their health and wellness needs," said Ms. Deb Rittenour , senior vice president, Vibra Health Plan

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CDPHP introduces $0 premium Medicare Advantage plan
“We’re thrilled to provide an additional option for consumers who are new to Medicare or looking to make a change. Finding the right health plan is about having choices. By expanding to include a $0 premium plan, we’re ensuring Medicare members can find a plan that fits their unique needs," said Dr. John D. Bennett Jr. MD, FACC , president and CEO, CDPHP

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ConnectiCare to Offer Plans on Connecticut’s SHOP Exchange in 2018
“We’re excited to have ConnectiCare on board as another option for small businesses to provide healthcare coverage for their employees in 2018. Offering a variety of coverage options goes a long way in keeping our small businesses more productive, happier and healthier," said Mr. James Wadleigh , CEO at Access Health CT

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Empire Blue Cross Continues Commitment to New Yorkers with SilverSneakers Benefit
“Della is an example of why Empire offers access to SilverSneakers and other benefits to improve health; we want to give our members solutions to the health care challenges they face every day. We know many consumers are doing their research right now on Medicare Advantage plans for 2018. These individuals think it’s important that their health plan have benefits that help them live healthier lives," said Mr. Tomas Orozco , President of the Medicare East Region

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HealthMarkets Acquires TeamUP Insurance Services
“We are excited to build on Excelsior’s growing business as we continue to enhance our portfolio, supplemental product capabilities and technology; all of which we believe are tremendously valuable to our brokers,” said Mr. Patrick O'Toole , Executive Vice President and Chief Agency Officer of HealthMarkets

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Humana Study Shows Continued Progress on the Company’s Bold Goal to Improve Community Health Nationwide
"The link between social determinants of health and Healthy Days is substantial. Through our research, interventions and national partnerships we know that by working to eliminate barriers to health, we can have an enormous impact on health outcomes and quality of life," said Ms. Pattie Dale Tye , Segment Vice President and senior lead of the Bold Goal population health strategy, Humana

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DentaQuest Names Alan Madison as New Chief Operating Officer
“True person-centered oral health requires dynamic, flexible, and responsive systems and processes. Mr. Alan Madison ’s impressive background in process improvement will enable DentaQuest to rapidly drive forward new models of care and financing to meet changing patient and client needs," said Mr. Steve Pollock , president and CEO of DentaQuest

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OneDigital Health And Benefits Appoints John Ollis Senior Vice President Strategic Partnerships
"From the moment Mr. John Ollis and I began to discuss the potential for expanding our partnership business, I knew his experience, operational acumen and thirst for innovation was a perfect fit for OneDigital . Our platform is built for the industry, not just our own firm and John is poised to take this division of the company to the next level," said Mr. Michael J. Sullivan , Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin Continues Commitment to Wisconsinites With SilverSneakers Benefit
offers access to SilverSneakers and other benefits to improve health because we want to give our members solutions to the health care challenges they face every day. We know many consumers are doing their research right now on Medicare Advantage plans for 2018. These individuals think it’s important that their health plan have benefits that help them live healthier lives," said Mr. David McNichols , President of Anthem

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USMD Earns National Recognition in Case Management
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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 Wonk Watch

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Change Healthcare Research Finds States Remain Committed to Value-Based Payment Models
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Kern Health Systems Is the Latest ZeOmega Client to Go Live with Jiva 6.1
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
RAM Technologies, Inc. Releases New Article: “The Social Determinants of Health: Understanding and Influencing Key Predictors of Health Outcomes”
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West Monroe Partners Plans 100% Growth in Los Angeles Over the Next Five Years
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EHNAC Congratulates PokitDok on Achieving HITRUST CSF
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WEX Health Cloud Platform Helps Employers Make Sense of Big Data with Customizable Features and Functionality
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Sherlock Company: Health Plans Project 2018 Premiums to Increase by 7.2% for Group Commercial Plans and 21.2% for Individual Commercial Plans
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