Thursday, April 19, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Neil Godbey
Advanced Plan for Health (APH)
President and CEO
Mr. David McNichols
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio
Former President, Medicare Central Region
Ms. Janelle Waldock
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Vice President of Community Health and Health Equity
Mr. Andrew Dreyfus
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Kendra Witt-Doyle
Blue Cross of Idaho
Executive Director of Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation
Ms. Charlene Maher
Blue Cross of Idaho
President and CEO
Ms. Susan Hubley
Capital BlueCross | Capital Blue Cross
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility
William H. Dietz M.D., Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Director of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Garry Carneal JD, MA
ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI)
Mr. Kaushik Bhaumik
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Global Practice Leader
Mr. Sam Schwartz
Comcast | XFINITY
Chief Business Development Officer
Mr. Steven Restivo
Comcast | XFINITY
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Mr. Eric H. Schultz
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Caraline Coats
Humana Inc.
Vice President of the Provider Development Center of Excellence
Mr. Daniel (Dan) J. Hilferty
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Loel Solomon
Kaiser Permanente
Vice President - Community Health For Community Benefit
Mr. Mostafa Kamal
Magellan Rx Management
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hal F. Rosenbluth
New Ocean Health Solutions
Chairman and CEO
Jim Stergios
Pioneer Institute
Executive Director
Barbara Anthony
Pioneer Institute
Senior Fellow in Healthcare
Ana Pujols-McKee MD
The Joint Commission
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Thomas (Tom) Croswell
Tufts Health Plan
President and CEO
Dr. Michelle Allen
University of Minnesota
Director, Program in Health Disparities Research
Mr. Sathya (Sam) Rangaswamy
ZeOmega, Inc.
Founder and CEO
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri Introduces New Medicare Supplement Plan F to Help Consumers Control Health Care Costs
“We are pleased to offer Medicare-eligible individuals in Missouri 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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BCBSMN: Addressing Health Inequities in Minnesota Could Save More Than 700 Lives, $2.2 Billion Each Year
“Despite being one of the healthiest states overall, we know that Minnesota has some of the greatest inequities in the nation. This report highlights the impact of these inequities, including the significant health challenges that specific communities face," said Ms. Janelle Waldock , vice president of community health and health equity at Blue Cross

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Softheon Marketplace Cloud to eliminate use of for real-time health plan enrollment
" Softheon recognizes the need for a better membership experience, and we are honored to partner directly with CMS to collaborate on Enhanced Direct Enrollment. This new method will reduce friction and allow members to stay on one site instead of going to multiple sites for messaging, notices, to make changes in eligibility, plans, and more - something that we have been advocating for since 2015," said Mr. Eugene Sayan , Founder, CEO, & Chairman, Softheon

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Independence Health Group and Comcast Form Partnership Aimed at Creating New, Patient Care Technology and Communications Platform
“Rapid technological advances in recent years have changed the expectations consumers have about accessing and using goods and services. Health care is no exception. Through this collaboration, we will explore how we can best use technology to enhance how consumers access and use health care services, which we know at times can be frustrating,” said Mr. Daniel J. Hilferty , President and CEO, IBC

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Kaiser Permanente Releases Results of Decade-long Community Health Efforts
“These studies provide important insights from a decade of innovative, community-wide efforts to stem the obesity epidemic. They show what it takes to create meaningful, lasting change. The lessons we’ve learned are as valuable as they are timely, because our work is far from done," said Mr. Loel Solomon , vice president for Community Health at Kaiser Permanente

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Capital BlueCross Donates Dozens of Laptops to Marshall Math Science Academy in the Harrisburg School District
“As a local health insurer focused on improving the health and well-being of our members and community, we have a strong commitment to supporting education. We are proud that these computers will help the students continue to learn invaluable computer skills necessary to advance in school and beyond," said Ms. Susan Hubley , Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Capital BlueCross

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Blue Cross of Idaho Employee Community Giving Fund Awards More Than $218,000 to Organizations Across Idaho
“We could not be more proud of our team, not only for their financial investment, but their passion to improve the health of their neighborhoods. These projects are one way to expand innovative solutions to help Idahoans make small changes and develop healthy habits," said Ms. Charlene Maher , president and CEO for Blue Cross of Idaho

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Humana Launches National Value-Based Model for Maternity Care
“Because quality maternity care is important for many of our members and a significant focus of specialty care services in our country, we’re very pleased to launch Humana’s newest specialty-care bundled payment model. Humana is dedicated to working with OB-GYNs across the country to provide a better patient experience and improve patient outcomes, while also tackling the cost challenges inherent in perinatal care," said Ms. Caraline Coats , Vice President of Humana’s Provider Development Center of Excellence

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Advanced Plan for Health and RISE Association Research – Medicare Advantage Plan Benchmarking Analysis
APH , a leader in advanced and predictive healthcare data analytics and The RISE Association announced a joint research project for Medicare Advantage plans. This Medicare Advantage Plan Benchmarking Analysis will shed light into areas of commonality and outliers and will also include benchmarking.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Farm Express Expand Mobile Produce Program to Provide Greater Access to Healthy Foods
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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
ClearHealth Quality Institute Announces 2018 Telemedicine Educational Series
“Our 2018 Educational Series will offer participants the opportunity to engage with thought leaders on a range of topics essential to the future of health care. Attendees will learn how the process of telemedicine accreditation can promote improved delivery of health care services, benefiting consumers, regulators, payers, and providers alike," said Mr. Garry Carneal JD, MA , Founder, CHQI
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Cognizant Completes Acquisition Of Bolder Healthcare Solutions
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New Ocean Introduces an Innovative Employee Wellness Solution for Small and Mid-Size Businesses
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The Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert on Violence against Health Care Workers during Workplace Violence Awareness Month
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
New Ciox Hires Highlight Accelerated Growth
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
ZeOmega Releases 2018 Updates to Integrated Patient Assessments
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Pioneer Institute Study: MA Health Insurers Have Made Good Progress in Price Transparency, But Significant Work Remains
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Magellan Rx Management Releases New Employer Market Insights Report
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