Friday, May 04, 2012
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Michael (Mike) Munoz
AmeriHealth New Jersey
Ms. Lisa LaCarrubba-Blondin
AmeriHealth New Jersey
Former Senior Medical Director
Mr. Rick Miller
CHI Health (formerly Alegent Health)
Chief Quality Officer
Ania Krasniewska
Corporate Executive Board
Research Director
Ms. Helena Foulkes
CVS Health
Executive Vice President & Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer
Mr. Stephan (Steve) Sabino
DST Health Solutions (DSTHS)
Retired President
Mr. Don Hughes
ENCOMPASS Health Management Systems
Jannifer Harper MD
Florida Blue
Former Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Crockett Dale
Healthstat, Inc.
President and CEO
Mr. John W. Paul
Highmark Inc.
Former President - Provider Division
Ms. Maureen Cotter
Former Welfare Consultant
Erin Jones
PR Agency Representative
Mr. Scott Anderson
Intermountain Healthcare
Mr. Bruce Reese
Intermountain Healthcare
Vice Chairman
Jonathan Weiner DrPH
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Leader, ACG Research and Development team
Mr. Kathy Gerwig
Kaiser Permanente
Vice President For Workplace Safety and Environmental Stewardship Officer
Amy R. Wang
Kaiser Permanente
Communications Specialist - @kpnewscenter
Raymond J. Baxter PhD
Kaiser Permanente - Mid-Atlantic States
Senior Vice President, Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy
Elaine Batchlor MD MPH
L.A. Care Health Plan | LA Care Health Plan
Former Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Howard A. Kahn
L.A. Care Health Plan | LA Care Health Plan
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Marissa Jimenez
L.A. Care Health Plan | LA Care Health Plan
Former Director of Communication
Ms. Deborah (Deb) M. Gage
Medecision Inc.
President and CEO
Katherine Schneider M.D., M.Phil., FAAFP
Medecision Inc.
Former EVP and Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Alan Hirschberg
Vice President
Andrew J. Sussman M.D.
President/Chief Operating Officer
Ronald A. Paulus MD, MBA
Mission Health
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Marc Westle
Mission Health
Senior Vice President of Innovation
Dr. J. Donald (Don) Schumacher
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Retired President & CEO
Laura Wenger RN
Practice Greenhealth
Executive Director
Mr. Michael Cefole
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Senior Vice President
Ms. Kim Flemm
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Vice President of Operations
Mr. David Anderson
Former CEO Southern California
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
UnitedHealthcare Offers New Health Plan Featuring “High-Performance Networks” in California
" UnitedHealthcare SignatureValue Alliance offers the quality and value employers are looking for when choosing their health coverage because it combines the affordability of an HMO with access to high-quality health care professionals,” said Mr. David Anderson , CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Southern California

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AmeriHealth NJ Helps Consumers See Things More Clearly With Infographics
“The purpose of the health-related infographics is to not only visually illustrate the dangers of unhealthy habits, but also offer useful tips on how to incorporate small changes that can make a big difference in a person’s life," said Ms. Lisa LaCarrubba-Blondin , senior medical director for AmeriHealth New Jersey

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Highmark launches new supply chain services organization to serve hospitals; secures multiple contracts in Pennsylvania and West Virginia
"Through ProtoCo, physicians will partner on key decisions. They'll determine procurement and protocols related to medical items, for example, and those protocols will be tracked via clinical decision support systems, leading to a high level of physician engagement and a consistently high standard of care for patients," said Mr. John W. Paul , who leads Highmark 's Integrated Delivery System.

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MetLife Announces Launch of Its Managed Dental Products in New York and New Jersey
“We are excited about introducing this new product option to complement our Dental Preferred Provider Organization (DPPO) plan to New York and New Jersey employers and their employees," said Mr. Alan Hirschberg , vice president, MetLife Dental & Vision Products

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Kaiser Permanente Wins National Environmental Award
“This award recognizes the tremendous efforts by Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians who consider environmental protection to be central to improving the total health of the communities we serve,” said Dr. Raymond J. Baxter PhD , senior vice president for Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy at Kaiser Permanente

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United States EPA honors L.A. Care Health Plan With National Environmental Leadership Award
" L.A. Care is honored to receive the highest national environmental leadership award for its L.A. Cares About Asthma® program, which is designed to improve the quality of life of individuals and families suffering from asthma," said Mr. Howard A. Kahn , CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan

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Guardian Recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for Second Consecutive Year
"We are honored to receive the J.D. Power Call Center Certification for the second consecutive year which demonstrates Guardian ’ commitment to consistently provide superior service to all of our customers," said Mr. Michael Cefole , Senior Vice President, Guardian Retirement Solutions

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Intermountain Healthcare Board Selects Scott Anderson as New Chairman, Bruce Reese as Vice Chairman
Intermountain Healthcare ’s Board of Trustees has named Utah business leaders Mr. Scott Anderson as chairman and Mr. Bruce Reese as vice chairman of the Intermountain Board

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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
Healthstat Introduces Nation’s First “Next Generation” Primary Care Center
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CVS Caremark to Support Million Hearts with Free Blood Pressure Checks on Fridays in May at MinuteClinic
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Reaffirming Hospice through a New National Campaign Announced by NHPCO
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Lilly Sets Date for Lilly Diabetes Pipeline Update to the Investment Community
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Medecision Appoints Dr. Katherine Schneider as Chief Medical Officer
"We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Katherine Schneider M.D., M.Phil., FAAFP to our executive team and thrilled that she will have the immediate opportunity to directly engage with so many of our valued clients and partners here at our annual Client Forum," said Ms. Deborah M. Gage , President and CEO of Medecision
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Mission Health Names Marc Westle Senior Vice President of Innovation
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
HighRoads: Emergency Room Visits on the Rise Due to Low Co-Pay Costs But Some Visits May Not be Necessary, According to 2012 Employee Medical Plan Trends Report
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ABC: Hospital-Physician Alignment Improves Health Care Quality, Creates $13.2M Savings
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HIP Industry Events    back to index
DST Health Solutions: Johns Hopkins Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACG) System at Upcoming User's Conference, May 6-9
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