Monday, December 04, 2017
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Mark T. Bertolini
Aetna Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. David T. Vandewater
Ardent Health Services
President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven Landgarten MD
Ardent Health Services
Chief Medical Officer & Chief Quality Officer
Frank Campbell M.D.
Ardent Health Services
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. George Kerwin
Bellin Health & ThedaCare Physician Partners
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Andrew Dreyfus
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA)
President and Chief Executive Officer
James (Jim) Brown
ChenMed
Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs
Dr. Christopher Chen
ChenMed
CEO
Mr. Michael McGuire
CVS Health
Senior Director, Investor Relations
Mr. Bill Hester
Forte Benefits
Partner
Mr. Jeff Farmer
Forte Benefits
Partner
Dr. David T. Feinberg
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Michael Jakubic
Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
Director - Medicare Sales & Operations
Kristy Evans
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Ms. Cynthia Rice
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Policy
Ms. Marinan R. Williams
Southwestern Health Resources
Senior Executive Officer, Market Relations
Daniel W. Varga MD
Southwestern Health Resources
Senior Executive Officer
Dr. Mack C. Mitchell
Southwestern Health Resources
Chief Medical Officer
Imran Andrabi MD
ThedaCare
President and CEO
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
CVS Health to Acquire Aetna; Combination to Provide Consumers with a Better Experience, Reduced Costs and Improved Access to Health Care Experts in Homes and Communities Across the Country
"This is the next step in our journey, positioning the combined company to dramatically further empower consumers. Together with CVS , we will better understand our members' health goals, guide them through the health care system and help them achieve their best health. Aetna has a proud tradition of continually innovating to address unmet consumer needs and providing leading products and services to the marketplace," said Mr. Mark T. Bertolini

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Releases Statement on Repeal of The Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate
"The individual mandate has been an essential underpinning of health reform access and affordability, since it assures a balanced risk pool in order to prevent premium increases. A shared responsibility model is the best way to create the largest possible pool of insured so that the financial risk of coverage can be spread among both healthy and sick individuals," said Mr. Andrew Dreyfus , President & CEO of BCBSMA

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Geisinger providers honored for being ‘most caring’
. “The providers we honored are those who come to work every day and deliver the highest quality, the most compassionate, the most culturally sensitive care.Their focus, their true north, is on our patients," said Dr. David T. Feinberg , President and CEO , Geisinger

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HAP Extends Office Hours to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Meet Enrollment Deadline
"Take a close look at your plan to see if you have too much or too little coverage. Before the Dec. 7 deadline, examine what you will need versus what you are paying out of pocket. The true cost of health care is the premium plus any copays, deductibles or coinsurance, so consumers should make sure they are looking at their entire out-of-pocket costs," said Mr. Michael Jakubic , director of Medicare sales and operations, HAP

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ThedaCare, Bellin Health announce collaboration with HealthPartners
“This collaboration improves health insurance offerings for consumers. It also gives us the ability to drive cost and quality initiatives, which ultimately benefits patients. HealthPartners is recognized for outstanding member satisfaction. It is one of the primary reasons why we sought them out as a health insurance partner," said Mr. George Kerwin , president and CEO of Bellin Health & ThedaCare Physician Partners

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Health Net Federal Services Seeks Top Talent at Honolulu Job Fair
Health Net Federal Services , a TRICARE contractor for the Department of Defense, is hosting a job fair and on-site interviews for various positions in our medical management and clinical departments to be based in the Honolulu area.

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ChenMed Quality Scores Beat Averages for 11,000 Providers
"We honor seniors with affordable VIP care that delivers better health. And, as we work so hard to transform medical care for the neediest populations, it’s great to see how we continue to improve patient experience in notable ways," said Dr. Christopher Chen , CEO, ChenMed

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Forté Benefits Provides Employers Access To Results From The Nation’s Largest Health Plan Survey
“Benchmarking employee health plans is a critical process for employers to undertake annually. Not only can this type of comparison analysis help employers recognize new trends or ways to reduce costs. it can also identify areas of inconsistencies or improvement such as excessive provider charges or overpayment for the types of benefits offered in relationship to other similar plan offerings in the area," said Mr. Jeff Farmer , partner, Forte Benefits

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Southwestern Health Resources ACN ranked No. 7 with millions saved, quality measures above 95%
"Our success provides further evidence that our efforts to coordinate care for patients combined with identifying opportunities for savings without sacrificing quality are on target," said Dr. Mack C. Mitchell , Chief Medical Officer for the Southwestern Health Resources

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Ardent Health Services Appoints Frank J. Campbell, M.D. Chief Medical Officer
"From day one, Ardent Health Services has always maintained a strong focus on quality – setting aggressive standards for our facilities and consistently measuring our progress. As our company continues to grow, Dr. Frank Campbell M.D. 's experience collaborating with physicians, nurses and other leaders to drive clinical process improvements and other innovations that can be scaled across the organization will bring significant benefit to the patients and communities we serve," said Mr. David T. Vandewater , president and CEO of Ardent Health Services

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Availity Receives Governor's Business Ambassador Award
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JDRF Launches Health Insurance Guide to Help People with Type 1 Diabetes Navigate Common Insurance Challenges
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