Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Jonathan Aquino
AHMC Healthcare Inc.
Corporate Chief Quality and Vice Compliance Officer
Mr. Tom Langan
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
CEO - Veradigm
Barsam Kasravi M.D.
Anthem Blue Cross in California
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Don George
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Paige Rothermel
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ)
Chief Growth Officer
Mr. Charles (Chuck) M. Sowers
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ)
General Manager of Government Business
Mr. Ricardo Young
CareMore Health Plan, an Anthem Company
Medical Director
Kumar Dharmarajan M.D.
Clover Health (CarePoint Advantage plans)
Chief Scientific Officer
Lynne Nowak MD
Express Scripts, Inc.
Chief Physician Experience Officer
Mr. Michael Bush
Great Place to Work
Mr. Nick Reber
Oscar Health Inc. | Oscar Health Insurance
SVP of Network
Ms. Wendy Bost
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Director Investors Relations
Ms. Kelly Jeffers
VP, Corporate Communications
Mr. Tom Skelton
Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth (Ken) A. Burdick JD
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Blue Cross and CareMore Foundations’ Support Creates Opportunities for Society for the Blind Members to Join National Fitness Challenge and Live Actively
“Research has consistently shown that individuals who participate in regular physical activity to improve their health have higher energy levels, lower risk of health-related diseases, improved psychological health, and lower rates of depression and anxiety. We are proud to support members of the Society for the Blind through our collaboration with the National Fitness Challenge, and to create access to activities supporting healthier individuals and stronger communities," said Mr. Ricardo Young , Medical Director, CareMore Health Plan

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Clover Health Flu Shot Monitor Finds Only 60% of U.S. Seniors Have Been Immunized This Season
"While we are heartened by the improvement from last month's findings, it is well below the 100% level where it needs to be. As it gets colder and people spend more time indoors, it is crucial that seniors get vaccinated to prevent the spread of infection in their communities," said Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan M.D. , Chief Scientific Officer, Clover Health

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AHIP, CMS, & National Quality Forum Officially Formalize CQMC
" CMS and AHIP are committed to a collaborative effort to improve alignment and consensus around the most important, meaningful quality measures and to ensure that these are deployed across many settings in a unified approach. This will not only help patients better understand and evaluate their own healthcare, but will also reduce the burden and redundancy for clinicians and healthcare organizations," said Dr. Kate Goodrich MD , Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and CMS Chief Medical Officer

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Oscar Health: New York Small Businesses - Meet Your New Circle Plus Network
When we first launched Oscar Health for Business in New York in April 2017, we had a clear vision: to adapt our consumer-focused, technology-driven model to meet the health care needs of small businesses. We knew that our experience covering individuals--particularly our focus on our members’ experience-- would be directly transferable to small businesses who were also in need of a health insurance product that was simple, seamless, and affordable.

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Security Health Plan: A different approach to success
“Those who struggle with maintaining healthy habits need support, guidance and encouragement. Someone to help keep them on track, someone to tell them it will be okay, someone to help them set goals and celebrate small victories," said Jerrod Ullah , Health Educator at Security Health Plan

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WellCare Completes Acquisition of Standalone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Business from Aetna
"We're pleased that we could be a solution to our federal partners, as well as CVS . This acquisition allows us the opportunity to serve over 2 million additional Medicare Part D members nationwide and complements our long-term growth strategy within government-sponsored health plans," said Mr. Kenneth A. Burdick JD , chief executive officer, WellCare

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Chuck Sowers Joins Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona as General Manager of Government Business
" Mr. Charles M. Sowers He will be a great addition to our organization and is committed to helping us execute our strategy to grow Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona ’s government services," said Ms. Paige Rothermel , chief growth officer for BCBSAZ

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Synaptic Health Alliance: Aetna and Ascension Join Five Other Leading Health Care Companies in Blockchain-Driven Effort to Address Health Care Provider Data Issues
Aetna , a CVS business, and Ascension Health have joined the pilot project applying blockchain technology to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs associated with changes to health care provider demographic data.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE
“Empowering women in the workplace isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s simply good business. Organizations can create their own equitable cultures by learning from the companies on this list, who get women’s buy-in of the mission by inspiring them to innovate and drive the company forward," said Mr. Michael Bush , CEO of Great Place to Work

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements

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IBM Watson Health: AHMC Healthcare - Driving quality improvements systemwide with concrete data
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Surescripts: Price Transparency at the Point of Care Boosts Patient Savings and Prescriber Efficiency
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