Monday, December 03, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Steven Olson
Delta Dental Plans Association
President and CEO
Mr. Tim Steffl
Delta Dental Plans Association
Vice President, Strategic Development & Finance
Mr. Michael (Mike) Adelberg
FaegreBD Consulting
Senior Director
Mr. Joe W. Lastinger
Health Plan Alliance
Ms. Nicole Terranella
Health Plan Alliance
Director - Communications and Marketing
Richard Shinto MD, MBA
President and CEO
Mr. Jorge Luis Garcia
President and CEO
Mr. Douglas Malton
INOVA Health Systems
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Ellis Metz
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock Inc.
Senior Advisor
Ms. Patti Timken
Marshfield Clinic
Senior Financial Assistant
Ms. Coleen Santa Ana
Sentara Health Plans, Inc., a service of Sentara Healthcare
President of the Albemarle Medical Center
Leah Binder MA, MGA
The Leapfrog Group
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Juan Lopera
Tufts Health Plan
Vice President of Business Diversity
James Schuster MD, MBA
UPMC Health Plan
VP of Behavioral Integration
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
InnovaCare Health Partners with Orlando Family Physicians to Expand High-Quality, Value-Based Care to Central Florida
“As a physician-led organization, we believe strongly in physicians’ ability to change healthcare for the better, and we see a great opportunity to work alongside the clinicians and leaders of Orlando Family Physicians to help expand the delivery of personalized, high-quality care here. This partnership combines the right cultures, resources and expertise to continue our nearly 20-year track record of developing smart, value-based models across the U.S.," said Dr. Richard Shinto MD, MBA , President and CEO of InnovaCare

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Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn Awards for Patient Experience
Physician organizations in the Sutter Health Plus network received awards from the IHA , a renowned industry leadership group in California.

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Security Health Plan invests in Wausau social activity center for adults with special needs
“This center is dependent on grants and donations the grant will help support a place that provides a community of individuals, a place for socialization. It is a place for adults with special needs to go for a fun and inviting experience," said Ms. Patti Timken , Senior Financial Assistant, Marshfield Clinic

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Innovative Nutrition Program Now Available to Rhode Island Tufts Health Plan Medicaid Beneficiaries
“This program helps our members adhere to their physician’s nutritional recommendations in an alternative manner. Good Measures combines personal coaching with a registered dietitian and the convenience of a mobile app. Coaches design personal programs for members based on what they want to work on," said Mr. Juan Lopera , vice president for public plans marketing, Tufts Health Plan

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UPMC Health Plan and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization Announce Medication Assisted Treatment Clinical Courses for Treating Opioid Use Disorder
“Pennsylvania has a shortage of qualified providers and we are offering training options to help providers meet the requirements for a DEA waiver. More providers are necessary to adequately reach all members with opioid use disorders," said Dr. James Schuster MD, MBA , chief medical officer for Medicaid, Special Needs, and behavioral health services at the UPMC Health Plan

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Delta Dental Plans Association hires Tim Steffl as vice president, strategic development & finance
"As Delta Dental Plans Association continues to address opportunities and challenges in the dynamic dental insurance landscape nationwide, Mr. Tim Steffl 's notable experience in diverse health care management and startups will be a fresh advantage to our system," Olson said. "Tim has an engaging, creative leadership style that will complement Delta Dental's culture. I look forward to working with him and leveraging his considerable experience," said Mr. Steven Olson , president and CEO, DDPA

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Sentara Albemarle Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
“We are proud of being recognized as one of America’s safest hospitals, but our patients are the real winners. Our patients benefit most from our rigid processes to keep them safe and positive health outcomes without unnecessary harm or medical errors," said Ms. Coleen Santa Ana , President of Sentara Health Plans, Inc., a service of Sentara Healthcare

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Infinisource Benefit Services: IRS Extends Affordable Care Act Statement Deadline
The IRS has announced an extension to the deadline for furnishing employee statements (Form 1095) for the Affordable Care Act. These extensions pertain to sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code. This extension provides additional time for providing the 2018 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, as well as the 2018 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage.

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Health Plan Alliance Announces Formation of Consortia to Consider New Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits for 2020 Plans
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