Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Gavin Southwell
Dr. Derek Robinson
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL)
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Maurice Smith
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL)
James (Jim) Brown
Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs
Dr. Christopher Chen
Gaurov Dayal MD
EVP and Chief of Strategy and Growth
Mr. Kevin E. Lofton
CommonSpirit Health (formerly Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI))
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lloyd H. Dean
CommonSpirit Health (formerly Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI))
President and Chief Executive Officer (Dignity Health)
Eric Rosow
Diameter Health
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Danielle Jaber
FirstCare Health Plans - SHA, LLC (dba FirstCare)
AVP of Business Development - Government Programs
Mr. Koustav Chatterjee
Frost & Sullivan
Senior Consulting Analyst-Healthcare
Ms. Claudia Toscano
Frost & Sullivan
Account Manager
Ms. Melissa Kotrys
Health Current
Chief Executive Officer
Diana Nole
Health Language | Wolters Kluwer Health,
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Oscar Diaz
Healthcare Services Platform
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. George Kalogeropoulos
Founder and CEO
Mr. Ron Wozny
Vice President of Marketing
Sarah Marche Pharm. D.
Highmark Inc.
Vice President of Pharmacy Services
Vishal Agrawal MD
Humana Inc.
Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer
Mr. Brian Kane
Humana Inc.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bruce D. Broussard MBA
Humana Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Brian Parlotto
Executive Vice President
Dr. Vic Strecher
Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, Inc.
Former Founder and Chief Science Officer
Mr. Craig Ford
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
SVP, Pharmacy And Government
Mr. Michael Krouse
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Ms. Carrie Harris-Muller
Senior Vice President of Population Health
Mr. Robert Musslewhite
CEO and President of Optum Analytics
Ms. Loren Claypool
SmartCasualtyClaims, a division of HealthSmart
Mr. Jonathan Gerdes
SmartCasualtyClaims, a division of HealthSmart
Senior Vice President
Mr. John J. Rydzewski
Turn-Key Health
Board Director (Senior Advisor - PJ SOLOMON)
Mr. Greer Myers
Turn-Key Health
Ben Morris CTP, AAP
UMB Healthcare Services
President - Healthcare Services
Mr. Thomas (Tom) P. Wiffler
CEO of Specialty Benefits
Mr. William (Bill) B. Jones, Jr.
Wellcare of Kentucky
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Opening First Neighborhood Center Aimed at Improving the Health of a Chicago Community
"We believe that health care is local. By working in partnership with residents in the Pullman and Roseland community our collective efforts can directly impact its overall health. We plan to offer education and wellness courses, access to support services and help our members make the best use of their benefits," said Ms. Maurice Smith , president, BCBSIL

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FirstCare Health Plans Bringing Medicare Special Needs Plan to West Texas
"At FirstCare , we've been helping Texans cut through health care confusion for over 30 years. We're proud to be a part of the communities we serve, and we believe all Texans should have access to affordable, high-quality health care," said Ms. Danielle Jaber , Assistant Vice President of Government Programs, FirstCare

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Highmark Provides Members Alternative Sites of Care for Infusion Therapies
"By receiving infusion therapies at other sites, members can reduce transportation times, see more flexibility in their schedules and receive their treatment in a more comfortable and private environment. However, if a hospital setting is the appropriate option, a member's care will continue to be covered and uninterrupted. The bottom line is that we are helping to ensure that drugs are being infused in the most clinically appropriate, cost effective site of care," said Mr. Sarah Marche Pharm. D. Vice President, of Pharmacy Services for Highmark

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WellCare Launches Digital Life Coach Program for At-Risk Foster Youth
"Lack of purpose in life has a profound impact on the health and well-being of young adults, especially those in the foster care system. Purposeful living is linked to a longer life, lower risk of disease and healthier behaviors. By coaching these young adults to make better decisions, we aim to help them live better, healthier lives," said Mr. William B. Jones, Jr. , president, Wellcare of Kentucky

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UMB Healthcare Services Offers Analysis of Health Savings Account Accountholders
“We are continuing to see a growing market for HSAs, and with that comes a responsibility to provide education on accountholder behaviors. Aggregated segmentation data can provide insights into employee population behavior that can help our clients deliver benefit strategies that will influence positive employee health decisions, engagement and financial wellness," said Mr. Ben Morris CTP, AAP , president of UMB

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Tenet Completes Sale of Golden State Medicare Health Plan
Tenet Healthcare Corporation today announced that it has completed the sale of Golden State Medicare Health Plan (“Golden State”) to MacArthur Court Acquisition Corporation, a holding company affiliated with the management of the Connected Care Group, a California-based company that provides value-based care delivery. Since 2010, Golden State has provided health care services through its HMO Medicare Advantage Plan to California residents.

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UnitedHealthcare’s uBundle Helps Employers Save on Medical Premiums When Adding Specialty Benefit Plans
" UnitedHealthcare ’s whole-person approach to health is making a meaningful difference for the more than 32 million Americans we serve with specialty benefits, with uBundle adding cost savings and a simplified administrative process for employers. More than 80 percent of employees say having specialty benefit plans is important to them, so uBundle makes it easier and more cost-effective for employers to offer this type of coverage," said Mr. Thomas P. Wiffler , CEO, UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits

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Humana Announces Key Strategic Leadership Appointment and Care Delivery Realignment
“As a physician and a highly strategic health care business leader, Dr. Vishal Agrawal MD ’s expertise spans multiple domains. His unique perspective will help Humana continue to advance its integrated care delivery market strategy, which revolves around the health plan member, with a particular focus on seniors living with chronic conditions," said Mr. Bruce D. Broussard MBA , President and CEO, Humana

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OhioHealth and ChenMed Partner to Transform Primary Care for Underserved Seniors
" OhioHealth has a long history of caring for underserved communities and populations. We are proud and excited to be continuing that tradition for our senior patients through this partnership with ChenMed ," said Mr. Michael Krouse , Senior Vice President, and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, OhioHealth

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HealthSmart Rebrands Casualty Claims Division as SmartCasualtyClaims
“We partner with our clients to develop the right solutions that meets their needs and helps them achieve results, but our partnership is ongoing as we provide a single point of contact for every client for top-notch service. We have a 96 percent client retention rate, which speaks volumes to our diligence in working with each client to help improve their overall outcomes and results," said Mr. Jonathan Gerdes , senior vice president for SmartCasualtyClaims, a division of HealthSmart

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"With the introduction of these plans on the Agile site, the process for securing longer duration major medical health insurance is now easier for our customers," said Mr. Gavin Southwell , CEO of

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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 Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Diameter Health and Health Current to Address Clinical Data Quality in Arizona
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Optum Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Leading the Population Health Management Market with Its Integrated Technology Platforms and Services
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
HealthSherpa Approved as First Fully Integrated Private Sector Partner
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InComm Healthcare Expands Its Reach and Marks Significant Milestone
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Turn-Key Health Appoints John J. Rydzewski to Board of Directors: Industry Thought Leader, Managed Care Expert, Financial Advisor
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Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives Announce Executive Leadership Team For CommonSpirit Health
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Wolters Kluwer Joins Healthcare Services Platform Consortium to Advance HIT Interoperability Roadmap and Improve Patient Care
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NCPDP Members Vote to Support the LexisNexis LexID, a Patient Identity Solution
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