Wednesday, December 06, 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 (Jim) H. Skogsbergh
Advocate Health Care | AdvocateCare
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Dawn C. Maroney
Alignment Healthcare
Chief Sales, Marketing and Product Officer
Brandon Glenn
Amendola Communications
Account Director
Mr. David McNichols
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio
Former President, Medicare Central Region
Mr. Michael Loughran
AON Corporation
Dr. Nick Turkal
Aurora Health Care
President And Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Melissa Cummings
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI)
Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Mr. Scott P. Serota
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Paul Markovich
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Paul Markovich
Blue Shield of California
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gary D. St. Hilaire
Capital BlueCross | Capital Blue Cross
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Frederick Watson
CIGNA HealthCare
Senior Medical Director for North Texas
Mr. John Brand
CNA Corporation
Senior Vice President
Jeffrey (Jeff) Spight MBA
Collaborative Health Systems
Kent J. Thiry MBA
DaVita Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Steven (Steve) Sell
Health Net, Inc.
President of MHN
Ms. Carol Kim
Health Net, Inc.
Manager of Community Engagement
Mr. Larry C. Renfro
Former Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Andrew Hayek
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stan Lynall
OSF Health Plans
Vice President of Venture Investments
Matthew Warrens
OSF HealthCare
Executive Director of Innovation
Ms. Jamie Phillips
PrimeCare Medical Network, part of Optum
Ms. Michele Norton
SCIO Health Analytics
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Rose Higgins BSN, MPM
SCIO Health Analytics
President - North America
Mr. Michael Marchant
Villa Healthcare
Mr. Mark Berger
Villa Healthcare
Chief Executive Officer
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Expands In-Network Access to the Elkhart Clinic
“Our members in northern Indiana will have increased flexibility to choose the doctors and facilities that suit their particular health needs and personal preferences. They will also have lower out-of-pocket costs compared to seeing out-of-network health care professionals – which is an important consideration for older adults living on a fixed income," said Mr. David McNichols ’s Medicare Central region

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island: Need help choosing a health insurance plan during open enrollment? Your Blue Store can help.
“Our Your Blue Stores meet that need and they do so with a knowledgeable team that truly understands our health plan options and can help Rhode Islanders find the best health plan coverage for them and their family," said Ms. Melissa Cummings , senior vice president and chief customer officer, BCBSRI

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WEDI Announces Slate of New 2018 Board of Directors
“Their expertise and range of perspectives are invaluable to our organization as we look to create efficiencies to the healthcare industry as a whole through better use of health information technology. Congratulations to the new and re-elected board members – we look forward to furthering our initiatives together," said Mr. Charles W. Stellar , president and CEO of WEDI

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New Ocean Health Solutions Selects Advanced Plan for Health's Poindexter Advanced Health Analytics System
“Through our partnership with APH , we’re now able to deliver clients the visibility they need to better understand and manage current and future risk within their populations. By adding the power of advanced data science and predictive analytics technologies to our portfolio we will provide an even stronger end-to-end solution set," said Mr. Joe Terrion , president of New Ocean Health Solutions

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Kim Keck, President & CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Releases Statement Regarding Senate’s Passage of Tax Reform Bill that Repeals Individual Mandate.
BCBSRI is disappointed in the U.S. Senate’s passage of a tax reform bill that repeals the individual mandate, a key tenet of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). BCBSRI has advocated for an individual mandate as a critical component of an effective healthcare system, as broad enrollment contributes to a balanced risk pool creating more affordable premiums.

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Health Net Awards $4.2 Million to Drive Health Workforce Development and Improve Quality of Health Data Collection
“There is a shortage of primary care physicians and supporting care teams statewide. By investing in healthcare workforce development, we can assist underserved communities in receiving appropriate care and achieve our goals of helping Californians be well and stay well," said Mr. Steven Sell , president of Health Net

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DaVita Medical Group to Join Optum
“I am so proud of the DaVita Medical Group accomplishments, including our excellent clinical outcomes as reflected in our star ratings performance, our strong emphasis on growing physician leaders, our teammate engagement and advancing the care model. The combination of DaVita Medical Group and Optum should lead to even higher levels of performance," said Mr. Kent J. Thiry MBA , chairman and CEO of DaVita Inc.

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CNA: Dentist's Advantage Insurance Program
"Customers can feel confident that the professional liability insurance coverage, services and benefits they receive through Dentist's Advantage will continue with our new program insurer, CNA Corporation ," said Mr. Michael Loughran , President, AON Affinity Healthcare

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Hundreds of Local Children in Need Provided Gifts through Capital BlueCross Secret Santa Program
"Our Secret Santa program brings our employees together in the spirit of giving each year. As a community-based health insurer, it is part of our commitment to making a difference in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley," said Mr. Gary D. St. Hilaire , president and CEO of Capital BlueCross

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WellCare ACOs Led by Primary Care Physicians Saved $90.5 Million for Medicare Program and Generated $43.6 Million Shared Savings Revenue
"The legacy of our business, going back more than 16 years, is rooted in strong partnerships with providers, mostly primary care physicians, and using our data platform and care management protocols to help providers gain greater insight and control over the cost and care of their patients in their communities," said Mr. Jeffrey Spight MBA , president of Collaborative Health Systems

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OSF Heads East to Explore Health Care Solutions
"These include solutions for removing barriers to care for disadvantaged individuals, transforming how care is delivered to seniors and expanding access to care in ways we haven't tried before," said Mr. Stan Lynall , Vice President of Venture Investments for OSF Health Plans

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Newly-Formed Tower Health and Trajectory Launch "Rising Boldly" Rebranding Campaign Touting System's Expanded Capabilities and Patient Value
Newly-formed Tower Health includes Reading Health System and its five newly acquired Community Health Systems (CHS) hospitals. The rebranding reflects the collective strength, innovative approach and bold commitment of the organization across its expanding system of care – which now serves 2.5 million individuals across Eastern Pennsylvania.

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Villa Announces Minnesota Expansion with New Care Centers
“We’re invigorated by the opportunity to add these centers to our portfolio and we plan to not only improve clinical outcomes and programs, but to build a culture of commitment, transparency and trust, for our employees and guests,” said Mr. Michael Marchant , VPO of Minnesota at Villa Healthcare

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PrimeCare Medical Network to Participate in Alignment Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage Care Provider Network
" PrimeCare Medical Network is an important community partner and offers the people served by Alignment Healthcare greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care. We are grateful for the collaborative relationships we share with care providers like PrimeCare that are committed to improving the quality and cost of care," said Ms. Dawn C. Maroney , chief growth and strategy officer of Alignment Healthcare

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Advocate and Aurora to Merge, Creating Top 10 Health System Poised to Transform the Industry
"This merger is about transforming care delivery and reimagining the possibilities of health as bigger meets better and size meets value to benefit consumers. By joining forces we will be able to expand our network to scale innovation and create a destination in the Midwest for patients and the talented clinicians who care for them," said Mr. James H. Skogsbergh , president and chief executive officer of AdvocateCare

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BCBSA Board of Directors Elects Blue Shield of California CEO as Chairman
" Mr. Paul Markovich ’s leadership, commitment and broad industry knowledge will help guide our companies as we continue to provide our members nationwide with the security and stability they’ve come to expect from their Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage," said Mr. Scott P. Serota , president and chief executive officer of BCBSA

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Paul Markovich Elected Chairman of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Board of Directors
“Under Mr. Paul Markovich ’s leadership, members nationwide will continue to experience the security and stability they’ve come to expect from their Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage," said Mr. Scott P. Serota , president and chief executive officer of BCBSA

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SCIO Health Analytics: Fragmented Data Represents Healthcare Providers' Biggest Barrier to Determining Total Cost of Care
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Catalyst Health Network Continues to Improve Quality and Lower Costs Through Cigna Collaborative Care Program
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