Thursday, December 06, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Tom Langan
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
CEO - Veradigm
Barsam Kasravi M.D.
Anthem Blue Cross in California
Chief Medical Officer
Patrick Conway MD, MSc
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)
President and CEO
Mr. Don George
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ricardo Young
CareMore Health Plan, an Anthem Company
Medical Director
Anette Ivory RN, BSN, MPPM
Comagine Health (formerly Qualis Health | HealthInsight)
Director of Care Management Services
Marci Scott-Weis RN, M.P.H., CCM
Comagine Health (formerly Qualis Health | HealthInsight)
Chief Operating Officer
Lynne Nowak MD
Express Scripts, Inc.
Chief Physician Experience Officer
Mr. Michael Bush
Great Place to Work
Mr. Thomas Doran
HM Insurance Group
Mr. Domenic Palmieri
HM Insurance Group
Chief Operating Officer
Patrick T. Courneya MD
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Michael Kanter
Kaiser Permanente
Medical Director of Quality & Clinical Analysis - Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Ms. Wendy Bost
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Director Investors Relations
Ms. Shari Roeseler
Society for the Blind
Executive Director
Ms. Kelly Jeffers
VP, Corporate Communications
Mr. Tom Skelton
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. David Baker
The Joint Commission
Editor-in-Chief of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
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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Blue Cross NC Data: Brand Name Drug Prices Driving Up Costs for Consumers
“We need to lower the prices of brand-name drugs, particularly the most costly specialty drugs used to treat serious chronic illnesses. Patients, doctors and insurers in North Carolina have worked together to find more affordable alternatives to using expensive branded drugs. Yet we continue to see unsustainable price growth for prescription drugs," said Dr. Patrick Conway MD, MSc , President and CEO, Blue Cross NC

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Prevention Pros: Kaiser Permanente Nation’s Best at Controlling High Blood Pressure
“Our members deserve excellent medical care when they are sick, and they expect us to help them stay healthy so they can celebrate more birthdays, graduations and grandchildren," said Dr. Patrick T. Courneya MD , executive vice president and chief medical officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.

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HM Insurance Group Announces New Chief Operating Officer
“We conducted an extensive, nationwide search for this position. And while we had significant interest from experienced, qualified professionals, I knew that Mr. Domenic Palmieri was the right person for the role based on his widespread knowledge and experience with our company," said Mr. Thomas Doran , president, HM Insurance Group

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Aetna and Ascension Join Five Other Leading Health Care Companies in Blockchain-Driven Effort to Address Health Care Provider Data Issues
Humana , MultiPlan , Quest Diagnostics and UnitedHealth Group

’s Optum and UnitedHealthcare announced the launch of the Synaptic Health Alliance pilot project in April. The Alliance is exploring how blockchain technology could help ensure the most current health care provider information is available in health plan provider directories, providing consumers looking for care with the most accurate information when they need it.

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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
“We are honored to be recognized for being among the 2018 Best Workplaces for Women. Our organization is comprised of 75 percent women. Our leadership team reflects our core values and champions our approach to equity and equality with over 50 percent of the top positions being held by women. Most importantly, the entire company benefits greatly because of women in the workplace," said Mr. Don George , CEO and president of BCBSVT

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Qualis Health Announces Continuing Contract Award with Alabama Medicaid Agency
“Our staff is very dedicated and committed to excellence as we review inpatient retrospective admissions and continued stays based on patients’ needs in the clinical situation. We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with everyone in the hospital provider network to improve health care and support the needs of our fellow Alabama residents," said Anette Ivory RN, BSN, MPPM , director of care management services, Comagine Health

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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 Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Joint Commission announces new National Patient Safety Goal to prevent suicide and improve at-risk patient care
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Surescripts: Price Transparency at the Point of Care Boosts Patient Savings and Prescriber Efficiency
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