Thursday, December 07, 2017
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
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Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Dana Barrows
Harmony Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
Behavioral Health Transitions of Care Coordinator
Mr. Billy Maynard
Health Net Federal Services, Inc.
Mr. Nathan Landsbaum
Home State Health
Plan President and CEO
William Fleming PharmD, RPh
Humana Inc.
Vice President - Pharmacy and Clinical Initiatives
Ms. Marina Renneke
Humana Inc.
Media Relations - West Region
Ms. Laura Lott
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan - Hawaii
Director - Community and Public Relations
Ms. Linda Puu
Kaiser Permanente
Vice President of Quality, Safety and Patient Experience
Ms. Kylanne Green
President and CEO
Mr. David (Dave) Reynolds
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
North Division Senior Vice President
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Centene: Still Time To Sign Up For Allwell From Home State Health Plan During The 2018 Medicare Enrollment Period
"We are pleased to offer our Medicare Advantage product and provide more quality-focused healthcare options. This expansion allows us to further our commitment to improve access to quality healthcare in Missouri," said Mr. Nathan Landsbaum , President and CEO of Home State Health

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Health Net Federal Services Earns URAC Health Utilization Management And Case Management Accreditations
" Health Net Federal Services is honored to once again receive URAC ’s Health Utilization Management and Case Management Accreditations. Health Net Federal Services’ compliance with URAC’s rigorous utilization and case management standards demonstrates our commitment to clinically sound review processes to help ensure appropriate and efficient health care services are delivered and promote the quality care our beneficiaries deserve," said Mr. Billy Maynard , president and CEO, HNFS

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AHIP Blog: Pharma’s Solution to the Opioid Crisis: More Opioids!
Since the early 1990s, Big Pharma has run aggressive campaigns to push doctors to prescribe opioids. These campaigns, based on little or no evidence, claimed that opioids were safe and non-habit forming. Lawmakers are now reviewing how these false claims contributed to the opioid epidemic America faces today. For example, a coalition of 41 states’ attorneys general have a class-action lawsuit against five major opioid manufacturers because of their misleading advertising and marketing.

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WEDI Honors Health IT Industry Leaders at WEDI-Con through Annual Awards
“We had no shortage of incredibly worthy nominees, and we are grateful for each of these individual’s and organization’s dedication, commitment and tireless efforts toward advancing efficiency in healthcare through the use of information technology. Congratulations to all the 2017 award winners, and we thank you for your unwavering support," said Mr. Charles W. Stellar , president and CEO of WEDI

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New Humana Tool Aims to Improve Medication Management and Safety
“The RxMentor tool can take some of those barriers away by giving our members an easier way to keep track of and communicate all their medication to their doctors and caregivers. This simple tool will go a long way to help our members improve their health and well-being," said Dr. William Fleming PharmD, RPh , President of Humana ’s Health Care Services

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Medicare Plan Named Highest Performing in Nation on Key Quality Measure
“Our providers and staff are committed to keeping seniors safe from dangerous drug interactions, aided by our integrated care delivery model and leading electronic health record system, which helps flag potential issues," said Ms. Linda Puu , vice president of Quality, Safety and Service, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

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WellCare: Harmony Health Plan Associate Honored as Care Coordinator of the Year by the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans
"I believe everyone has a right to quality healthcare no matter what circumstances they are currently in, and I believe that our members can and do recover. It is a privilege and an honor to be awarded the Care Coordinator of the Year by the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans," said Ms. Dana Barrows , behavioral health transitions of care coordinator, Harmony Health Plan

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