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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
[5525 Reitz Avenue]
P.O. Box 98029
Baton Rouge , LA   70898-9029   USA
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Business Focus:
HIP: Fee-For-Service (FFS)
HIP: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
Company Description:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is Louisiana owned and operated. Marking its 72nd anniversary this year, the company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. It is a tax-paying mutual company, owned by its policyholders. The company, headquartered in Baton Rouge, also has district offices in Alexandria, Houma, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans and Shreveport. The company’s subsidiaries include HMO Louisiana, Inc. and Southern National Life Insurance Company, Inc.
Company Ownership:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is licensed to sell products only in the state of Louisiana.

Company Contacts:
Media Contact(s)
John Maginnis
[Vice President, Corporate Communications]
Ann Booth
[Marketing Contact]
Tristi Charpentier
[Account Manager]
Kellie S. Irving
[Director of Diversity and Inclusion]
Robin Mayhall APR
[Corporate Communications Writer]

Company Officials:
Steven Udvarhelyi MD
[President and CEO]
Dan Borne
[Chairman of the Board]
J. Kevin McCotter
[Chairman of the Board]
Charles McCoy
[Board Chairman]
Michael Tipton
[President of the Blue Cross Foundation]
Cynthia Hallam RN
[Vice President - Care Management Services]
Karen Lagrone
[Vice President, Benefits Administration - Claims]
Peggy B. Scott
[Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer]
William H. Bestermann MD
[Senior Clinical Advisor]
Dwight Brower MD
[Chief Medical Officer]
Paul Murphree
[Chief Medical Officer]
Vindell Washington MD
[Chief Medical Officer]
Deirdre Barfield
[Senior Medical Director]
James Carney MD, MBA
[Chief Medical Officer]
John Finnan
[Medical Director]
Milam Ford RPH, MBA, MPH
[Vice President - Pharmacy Services]
William Freeman
[Medical Director]
Sabrina Heltz
[Senior Vice President - Healthcare System Quality]
Gionne McLean
[Medicare Part D Pharmacy Manager]
Stephen Walker
[New Utilization Management Medical Directors]
Rodney Wise
[Medical Director]
Brian Small
[Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary]
Tej Shah
[Senior Vice President of Business Development]
Allison Young
[Senior Vice President - Benefits Administration]
Brian P. Keller
[Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer]
Michele S. Calandro
[Senior Vice President and General Counsel]
Roberto Cortes-Moreno
[Senior Attorney]
Jacqueline Addison
[Vice President of Customer Operations]
Wendy Bateman
[Vice President of Consumer Marketing]
Charles Gilbert
[Vice President - Administrative Services]
Laura Landry
[Vice President - Customer Engagement and Planning]
Julie Smithey MBA, PRC, CHC, PAHM, MHP
[eSolutions Administrator]
Dawn Cantrell
[Vice President - Network Administration]
Steve Cunningham
[Vice President - Provider Reimbursement]
Kevin Egge
[Vice President - Provider Relations and Contracting]
Scott Thevenot
[VP - Network Development and Provider Relations]
Anthony Tardugno
[Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Security Officer]
Michael Bertaut
[Senior Healthcare Intelligence Analyst]
John E. Brown
[Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer]
Mike Hayes
[Senior Vice President, Benefits Administration]
Daniel Paquin
[Senior Vice President of Government Programs]
Barbara Robinson
[HR Specialist]
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Company News/Coverage:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Programs Show Early Intervention Moving the Needle on Chronic Diseases
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Named One of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Chief Medical Officer Lead Author of New England Journal of Medicine Article
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System Announce Partnership to Address State’s Poor Health Outcomes and Rising Healthcare Costs
Healthy Blue, Formerly Amerigroup Louisiana, Becomes New Health Plan Brand for More than 235,000 Louisiana Medicaid Members
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