Wednesday, April 18, 2018
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Stuart Fisk
Allegheny Health Network
Director, AHN Center for Inclusion Health
Dr. Patricia Bononi
Allegheny Health Network
Medical Director
Mr. David McNichols
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio
Former President, Medicare Central Region
Mr. Rick Suarez
AstraZeneca
VP, Market Access
Patrick Conway MD, MSc
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)
President and CEO
Ms. Lyndi Rossi
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM)
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
Jeffrey Bailet MD
Blue Shield of California
Executive Vice President of Health Care Quality and Affordability
Ms. Elizabeth Mitchell
Blue Shield of California
Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Community Health Transformation
Mr. Kevin Woods
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Memphis Market President
Tom W. Gaither
Diameter Health
Vice President of Marketing
Sameera Rahman MD
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medical Director
Mr. Ryan Cox
Highmark Inc.
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Bradley (Brad) P. Gilbert MD
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Glen E. Tullman
Livongo Health
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Lorie Fiber
Livongo Health
Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Paul Kaiser
MedeAnalytics
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mary Pigatti
RetroFit Inc.
CEO
Mr. Andrew Lombardo
Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange
Executive Director
Ms. Ali Nix
SHIFT Communications LLC
Account Manager
William (Bill) L. Roper MD, MPH
University of North Carolina Health Care System (UNC Health Care)
Chief Executive Officer
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Introduces New Medicare Supplement Plan F to Help Consumers Control Health Care Costs
“We are pleased to offer Medicare-eligible individuals in Indiana a Medicare Supplement plan that complements their Original Medicare and helps make health care costs more predictable. Cost of care continues to be an important issue for many seniors, so we strive to deliver products and services that help consumers obtain high-quality, affordable health care," said Mr. David McNichols , president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio ’s Medicare central region

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Providing Grants to Safety Net Clinics for 14th Year to Help Uninsured Patients Get Health Care and Address Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse
" Blue Cross is committed to improving the access and quality of health care Michigan residents receive, while addressing the opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic that affect individuals and families across the state. Through the Strengthening the Safety Net program and our partnership with the dedicated professionals and volunteers at these clinics, we are caring for more than 74,000 patients this year alone," said Ms. Lyndi Rossi , executive vice president at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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AHIP Blog: Don’t be Scared of Change. Fuel It
Health care costs hit a record high in 2017 with a total spend of $3.5 trillion. This figure has increased each year, making health care costs the No. 1 concern for U.S. households. As premiums and out-of-pocket costs continue to rise, patients are starting to challenge the health care system and demand change to combat these staggering figures and their frustration.

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Blue Cross NC Announces $1 Million Investment in Winston-Salem State University Division of Nursing
“We are excited to be able to help Winston-Salem State University admit and train new nurses, especially from underserved and rural populations. To bring costs down and increase quality, we have to think more broadly about what it means to invest in health – this is a great example of that principle in action," said Dr. Patrick Conway MD, MSc , President and CEO, BCBSNC

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation Launches Healthy Place Program in Memphis
“Concentrating our giving on BlueCross Healthy Places will allow us to have a bigger impact within our communities, reaching both urban and rural areas across the state. We’re excited about the potential of these projects, and we are honored to partner with the city of Memphis to launch this new focus," said Mr. Scott Wilson , director of community relations and health foundation, BCBST

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Launches Making the Health Care System Work
BCBSTX has launched Making the Health Care System WorkSM , an online magazine that explores hot topics in health care around access, costs, innovation and improving health.

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Highmark Inc. signs outcomes-based agreement with AstraZeneca for Symbicort
" Highmark is committed to innovative contracting solutions that focus on clinical results and drive patients to products that will encourage better disease management. COPD continues to be one of the top spend therapeutic categories across our membership base. By entering into outcomes-based agreements with pharmaceutical companies, we are helping to ensure that our members have access to products that provide better patient outcomes," said Mr. Ryan Cox , RPh., director of specialty pharmacy strategies at Highmark Inc.

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IEHP Launches A Community-Based Initiative To Prevent Diabetes
"These innovative initiatives are a continuation of IEHP 's mission to improve the delivery of quality, accessible, wellness-based healthcare services to Inland Empire residents. Through this partnership with FSA, we're promoting disease prevention and healthy behaviors while empowering residents to lead healthier lives," said Dr. Bradley P. Gilbert MD , Chief Executive Officer, IEHP

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Blue Shield of California Announces Elizabeth Mitchell as Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Community Health Transformation
" Ms. Elizabeth Mitchell is a national thought leader who has played an active role in addressing our nation’s health care and affordability crisis. She has demonstrated success by partnering with clinical leaders across the country to find innovative solutions to improve our healthcare system, and I’m thrilled she is joining the Blue Shield of California team," said Dr. Jeffrey Bailet MD , executive vice president of Blue Shield’s Health Care Quality and Affordability function

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Allegheny Health Network Opens Healthy Food Center
“As health care providers, we know that the impacts of food insecurity are far reaching and highly relevant to a person’s overall health and wellbeing. About half of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are linked to poor diet. It is our mission at the Healthy Food Center to not only curb hunger in our region, but to link food and medicine so that patients can better manage their health conditions and lead healthier lives," said Mr. Stuart Fisk , Director, Allegheny Health Network

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UNC Health Care Unveils Virtual Care Service, UNC Urgent Care 24/7
“This innovative virtual technology fits with our mission of providing care to all North Carolinians at any time. We expect that this service will increase access to affordable urgent care, especially in underserved and rural parts of our state. We firmly believe that the future of medical care has to include more telehealth options," said Mr. William L. Roper MD, MPH , CEO of University of North Carolina Health Care System (UNC Health Care)

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Aetna to Release First-Quarter 2018 Results; Announces Business Segment Realignment
Aetna today announced that first-quarter 2018 results will be made public on Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 a.m. ET. Given the pending transaction with CVS , Aetna will not host a conference call in conjunction with its earnings release and does not expect to do so for future quarters.

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Solutions News and Announcements

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Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange Selects Diameter Health to Support Rapid Growth Trajectory
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Livongo Health Acquires Retrofit
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MedeAnalytics Announces Relocation of its Corporate Headquarters to Richardson, Texas
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