Friday, June 01, 2012
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
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Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Julie Booth
Human Services Manager
Mr. Joe Dickie
Media Relations Director
Mr. Danny Wright
Access Plans USA
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Jamie Rismiller
Allison & Partners
Account Manager
Ms. Rebecca Chin
Allison & Partners
Assistant Account Executive
Ms. Kimberly Shafer
Altius Health Plans | Coventry Health Care
Communications Manager
Dennis T. Harston MD, MBA
Altius Health Plans | Coventry Health Care
Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Bill Vit
Aon Consulting
Mr. Andrew Finck
Apollo Health Street (AHS)
Regional Vice President of Provider Solutions
Mr. Greg Williams
Apollo Health Street (AHS)
Regional Vice President of Provider Solutions
Mr. Anil Kumar
Apollo Health Street (AHS)
Former Regional Vice President of Health Plan Solutions
Ms. Karen Ferrell
Apollo Health Street (AHS)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Grant L. Verstandig
Audax Health
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Marc Sirkin
Autism Speaks
Chief Community Officer
Mr. Norman McRae
Caris Healthcare
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Cara Ianniello
CHN PPO | Consolidated Services Group, Inc. (CSG)
Senior Vice President - Network Operations
Mr. Thomas Garvey
Vice President for Network And Medical Cost Management
Phil Hagerman RPh
Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Jennifer Jennings
Dodge Communications, Inc,
Former Senior Account Manager
Mr. James Byers
Account Executive
Mr. Lee Barrett
Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)
Executive Director
Michael S. Grossman DDS
First Dental Health
Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. James Langabeer
Greater Houston Healthconnect (GHH)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Richard (Rick) Abbott
Health Data Management Solutions, Inc. (HDMS)
Vice President - Health Plan Services
Mr. Chris McGurn
Health Data Management Solutions, Inc. (HDMS)
PR Agency Representative
Peter D. Goldbach MD
Health Dialog Services Corporation
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Amie Goldman
Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP) of Wisconsin
Former CEO
Mr. Joseph Paduda
Health Strategy Associates
Mr. John Casillas
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Senior Vice President, Medical Banking Project
Ms. Paula Wade
Assistant Director, Health Plan Analysis
Mr. Kyal Moody
Senior Vice President
Ms. Lisa Miles
Director of Investor Relations
Dr. John Boyer
Chairman of the MAXIMUS Foundation
Ms. Michelle Martin
Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)
Mr. Rodney Hood
Multicultural IPA
Mr. Matt Salo
National Association of Medicaid Directors
Executive Director
Kenneth (Ken) E. Thorpe PhD
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)
Executive Director
Ms. Joan Budden
Priority Health
Former Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Scott R. Laubisch
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Vice President - Revenue Cycle
Ms. Fabiana Lowe
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Media Relations
Mike Cavotta
Stayhealthy Inc.
Marketing Manager
Ms. Heather Helle
Take Care Health Systems
chief operating officer
Sandra (Sandy) F. Ryan CPNP
Take Care Health Systems
Former Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer
Mr. Matt Cinque
The Advisory Board Company (ABC)
Managing Director of Performance Technologies
Mr. Aneesh Chopra
The Advisory Board Company (ABC)
Former Senior Advisor
Mr. Vincent Marzula
The PNC Financial Services Group
Former E-Healthcare Manager
Ms. Laura Bower
The Tombras Group
Vice President - Public Relations
Mr. Rob Hughes
TopCoder, Inc.
Mr. Jim McKeown
TopCoder, Inc.
Director of Communications
Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | HHS
Ms. Karla Perez
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)
Vice President – Acute Division
Ms. Leah Almeling
VAN LEUVEN Communications
Senior Account Executive
Ms. Eleanor Hsu
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
PR Agency Representative
Mr. Matthew Hawkins
Vitera Healthcare Solutions
Former Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Steven Holmquist
Vitera Healthcare Solutions
Former Senior Vice President of Sales
Mr. Christopher Palmieri
Former President
Mr. Ross Winkelman
Wakely Consulting Group Inc.
Managing Director
Mr. Cavan M. Redmond
WebMD Health Corp.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martin Wygod
WebMD Health Corp.
Chairman and acting-CEO
Ms. Katherine (Kate) Hahn
WebMD Health Corp.
Former Vice President Public Relations
Marvin Wiener MD
WPS Health Insurance - Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation
Senior Medical Director
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Priority Health Launches MyGo Points Facebook App to Motivate Healthy Lifestyles, Encourage Tourism
" Priority Health is always looking for creative ways to motivate people to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle,” said Ms. Joan Budden , chief marketing officer of Priority Health

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Altius Health Plans: Reach for the Peaks Wellness Challenge Has Thousands of Utahns Walking Toward Better Health
"Reach for the Peaks is an entirely new class of wellness programs that leverage the power of the Cafewell social health network to create a fun and rewarding experience for consumers," said Dr. Dennis T. Harston MD, MBA chief medical officer of Altius Health Plans

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First Dental Health Partners with Joppel by HealthCompare to Offer New Dental Choice and Additional Discount Health Services
"We are pleased to partner with Word & Brown , one of the most respected names in insurance services," said Dr. Michael S. Grossman DDS , President and CEO of First Dental Health

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VNSNY CHOICE Acquires New York-Presbyterian SelectHealth Health plan for people living with HIV/AIDS=
"We see VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth as a safety net for a vulnerable population of New Yorkers who have special medical, psychological and social needs," said Mr. Christopher Palmieri , president of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans

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“Real Men Go to the Doctor”—WPS Health Insurance, a Leading Provider of Individual Health Insurance, Observes Men’s Health Month by Encouraging Regular Preventive Care
“It’s absolutely vital because some chronic health problems, like heart disease, have few symptoms. For too many men, the first sign of trouble is a serious health emergency or even death," said Dr. Marvin Wiener MD , Senior Medical Director at Arise Health Plan

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Joins Cigna's National Network
"( CIGNA is) very pleased to add Shriners Hospitals for Children to Cigna’s national network,” said Mr. Thomas Garvey Cigna's national vice president for network and medical cost management

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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
Health Dialog’s Shared Decision Making Tools Recognized for Excellence
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Audax Health and Autism Speaks Launch ‘Advocates Need Their Strength’ Campaign
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Walgreens: Take Care Health Systems Forms Collaborative Relationship with The Valley Health System to Increase Coordination of Care in Southern Nevada
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Rolling Strong Takes to the Road With Stayhealthy
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The Advisory Board Company to Highlight New Technology Capabilities that Support Accountable Care
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Take Care Clinics at Select Walgreens Expand Service Offerings
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy CEO Phil Hagerman to Participate With White House Business Council and Business Forward
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HHS: Obama administration task force announces coordinated action plan to address asthma disparities
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MAXIMUS Foundation Provides Financial Support to Local Non-Profit Organizations Serving Disadvantaged Populations
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Accenture Supporting the District of Columbia in Healthcare Reform and Modernization Planning
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HealthLeaders-InterStudy: Demographics and Profit Potential Make Medicare a Good Bet for Managed Care Organizations
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Hometown Health TV: Award Winning Health and Wellness Education Program to Launch in Rhode Island
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Aon Affinity completes acquisition of Access Plans
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Greater Houston Healthconnect Takes First Step Toward Implementing Sustainable 20-County Region Health Information Exchange
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Medicare & Medicaid Enlist TopCoder for National Healthcare Provider Challenge Series
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Three Healthcare Sales Executives Join Apollo Health Street
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Vitera Healthcare Solutions Appoints Steven Holmquist as Senior Vice President of Sales
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WebMD Appoints Pharmaceutical And Consumer Healthcare Industry Innovator Cavan M. Redmond As New CEO
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
MultiCultural IPA Achieves “Elite Status” Among California Physician Groups in 2012—Ranked by California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) Standards of Excellence Program
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HDMS Releases Worker Productivity Reporting Module that Quantifies the Cost of Absenteeism and Presenteeism on a Business’ Bottom Line
“Chronic conditions and illness lead to exponential days of lost productivity, which is why there is now such a push for prevention and wellness programs across the enterprise,” said Mr. Richard Abbott Vice President of Health Plan Services for HDMS
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Wakely Consulting Group: Health Insurance Companies Invited to Participate in Landmark National Risk Adjustment Simulation Project to Prepare for Affordable Care Act (ACA)
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HIP Industry Events    back to index
Caris Healthcare CEO and Founder Norman McRae Featured Speaker at 2012 Inc. Leadership Forum
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Joe Paduda to Keynote the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference - Monday, Aug. 20
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PFCD Hill Briefing Explores Medicaid “Hot Spots” as Key to Managing Soaring Medicaid Costs
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EHNAC to Host Industry Forum for Financial Institutions on Protected Health Information (PHI)
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CHN PPO to Exhibit at the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals Annual Conference
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APP Design to Showcase HIE Capabilities at 2012 HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo
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