Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mark B. McClellan MD, PhD
Former Director and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, Engelberg Center for Health
Mr. James (Jim) Eppel
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Former Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Patricia (Patsy) Riley
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Senior Vice President - Government Programs
Ms. Colleen Connors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Facilities
Ms. Rochelle Myers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Vice President - Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management
Mr. Garrett Black
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Sr. Vice President Health Collaboration and Provider Relations
Mr. David Spalding
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Senior Vice President - Business Development
Kenneth (Ken) A. Burdick JD
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Former President and CEO
Mr. Jim Egan
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Rich Gallun
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Scott Rotermund
Mr. John Demers
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
Vice President of Public Affairs
Mr. Ray DeArmitt
CareAnyware, Inc.
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Rich Guerin
CareAnyware, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Marilyn Tavenner
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Former Administrator and Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Conway MD, MSc
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Former Chief Medical Officer
Ms. N.C. Murthy
Citra Health Solutions
Mr. John Levene
Vice President - Therapy Services
Mr. Charles Curie
Core Solutions, Inc.
Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Ned Moore
Core Solutions, Inc.
Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Ravi Ganesan
Core Solutions, Inc.
Douglas Benner MD
EK Health Services, Inc. (EKHS)
Chief Medical Officer
Deborah Zimmerman MD
Essence Healthcare, An EGHC Company
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. James R. Reed
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield - Central New York
Senior Vice President - Marketing and Sales
Ms. Kristi Clay Campbell
EXL Landa (formerly Landacorp)
Former Vice President - Collaborative Care Marketing and Partnerships
Mr. Jamie Hall
EXL Landa (formerly Landacorp)
Former Senior Vice President - Sales
Ms. Sarah Bovine
EXL Landa (formerly Landacorp)
Former Director, Corporate Communications (SHPS)
Mr. Jay Dunlap
EXL Landa (formerly Landacorp)
Former GM & VP, Operations and Technology
Mr. Caleb Costa
Health Payer Council (HPC) | Roger Green and Associates
Former Sales and Marketing Director
Mr. Roger Green
Health Payer Council (HPC) | Roger Green and Associates
Ms. Alexandra (Alex) Moorhead
Health2 Resources (H2R)
Former Communications Specialist - Media
Dennis E. Richling MD
HealthFitness, a Trustmark company
Chief Medical and Wellness Officer
Mr. Michael (Mike) Byers
Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Thomas (Tom) Vincz
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ)
Manager of Public Relations
Richard G. Popiel MD, MBA
Horizon Healthcare Innovations, LLC (HHI)
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jay Driggers
Horizon Healthcare Innovations, LLC (HHI)
Director - Consumer Engagement
Mr. Peter Holden
Jordan Community ACO | Jordan Health Systems
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Larry Dust
Key Benefit Administrators
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. S. Michael (Mike) Ross
NaviNet, part of NantHealth
Chief Medical Officer
Marci Nielsen PhD, MPH
Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Jennifer Carroll
Providence Medical Group
Project Manager
Ms. Susan Becker
Providence Medical Group
Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Beth Patak
Providence Medical Group
Business Development
Ms. Christel K. Hall
PRowrite Public Relations
Mr. Jim Porter
Prudential Financial - Group Insurance
Vice President of Disability Product Development
Jon Seymour MD
Reed Group, Ltd.
Former President, Guidelines
Ms. Nicole Solera
Assistant Account Executive
Mr. Stephen (Steve) Rasnick
Self Insured Plans LLC (SIP)
Former President
Mr. Ray Marra
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Vice President - Guardian Group Products
Ms. Denise Glessner
Total Managed Care (TMC)
Director of Managed Care
Mr. Robert (Rob) L. Scavo
TriZetto, A Cognizant Company
Former President - Payer Markets and Portfolio Management
Ms. Jeri Jones
UnitedHealthcare of Arizona
CEO - Arizona, Utah, Idaho
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Announces New Leadership Appointments
“These are very collaborative and accessible leaders who get actively engaged in delivering results. I know that their collective expertise, along with their shared commitment to our non-profit mission, will allow our organization to deliver even stronger products and services that address the needs of our members and the community at large," said Mr. Kenneth A. Burdick JD , President and CEO, Blue Cross

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State of Arizona Joins UnitedHealthcare to Say “NOT ME” to Diabetes
“The evidence shows that making small lifestyle decisions can have a big effect on reducing the prevalence of diabetes. This program provides an opportunity for Arizona residents to take control of their own health and say ‘NOT ME’ to diabetes," said Ms. Jeri Jones , CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: Who Are Upstate New York's Uninsured Adults?
“Today’s Excellus BlueCross BlueShield report, which reflects national patterns, calls attention to population groups that are most at risk for lacking health insurance coverage,” said Mr. James R. Reed , senior vice president of marketing and sales, Excellus BCBS

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Horizon BCBSNJ: Early Results Show Patient-Centered Medical Homes Drive Quality and Cost Improvements
“These ground-breaking results show the power of collaboration between health insurers and health care professionals to improve clinical results for patients at a lower cost,” said Dr. Richard G. Popiel MD, MBA , President and Chief Operating Officer of HHI

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Inland Empire Health Plan Renews Collaborative Care Partnership With Landacorp
" EXL Landa and IEHP have enjoyed a long-term partnership and we look forward to additional opportunities to impact the health of the members IEHP serves," said Mr. Jay Dunlap , General Manager of Landacorp

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Concentra Opens Advanced Physical Therapy Center
"The opening of the new Concentra Physical Therapy center represents the newest move to create additional access points for care," said Mr. John Levene , senior vice president and Concentra National Therapy Director

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New Return to Work services bolster Prudential’s disability insurance programs
“Research from our employee benefits study showed that employers are using return-to-work strategies, and are also achieving desired cost savings from these programs,” said Mr. Jim Porter , vice president of Disability Product Development with The Prudential Insurance Co. of America

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Guardian Expands Dental Network
"This latest acquisition of MasterCare DENTS is further proof of Guardian ’s commitment to growing our network and helping our customers control costs and maintain their health," said Mr. Ray Marra , Vice President, Group Insurance for Guardian

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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 Industry Events

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
CDPHP Expands CafeWell to Full Membership
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Jordan Community ACO to Participate as a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization
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Providence Medical Group Becomes Dayton, Ohio’s First Large-Scale Patient-Centered Medical Home
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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations surveys Brookhaven Retreat
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Health Payer Council (HPC): Managed Care Professionals Get Their Own Community
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Benefit Administrators Say TriZetto's 'Flexible Solutions' Support Growth, New Lines of Business, Response to Healthcare Reform
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HighRoads and bswift Partner to Deliver Employee Benefits Compliance Solution to Mid-Market Companies
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EZ-CAP Enters Agreement with Emdeon
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DataCare Case Management Software Integrates Industry-Leading Guidelines from the Reed Group to Better Manage Return-to-Work
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Charles Curie, Ned Moore Join Core Solutions’ Board of Directors
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CareAnyware Announces New Vice President of Sales
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
NaviNet Holds Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Advisory Board Meeting on Patient and Provider Engagement
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HIP Industry Events    back to index
CMS, AHRQ and The Brookings Institution to Address 11th Medicare Policy Summit
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Axial Exchange Outlines Technology’s 8-Step Role in Reducing Readmissions at Health IT Event
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HealthFitness' Dennis Richling, M.D., to Speak on Measurement and Elements of Culture Change at AJHP's Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
“To move the needle on reducing health risks in a population, you need a comprehensive approach that affects the whole culture—from leadership buy-in through true engagement at the personal level. Measuring the effectiveness of that culture of health and the success of the health management program is essential," said Dr. Dennis E. Richling MD , chief medical and wellness officer, HealthFitness
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PCPCC Executive Director Marci Nielsen, Ph.D., Will Be a Featured Speaker at The Atlantic's Fourth Annual Health Care Forum
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