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IBC's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Snyder speaks at three health conferences

Philadelphia, PA - March 14, 2013 - Independence Blue Cross (IBC) chief medical officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D. is speaking on panels at three health conferences today, addressing some of the key issues in health care including patient centered medical homes and the value of coordinated primary care and encouraging more informed and engaged patients in managing their care. These conferences attract a diverse group of business and health leaders including employers, health plans, practicing physicians and hospital executives, and government agencies, all with the common goal of transforming health care in the United States.

Fifth Medical Home Summit

Panel Topic: Medical Homes: A team approach to improving care and reducing costs.
This meeting is the leading forum on developing and implementing patient- and family-centered medical homes.
11 – 11:45 a.m.
Philadelphia Marriot Downtown
1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

World Congress Summit to Improve Adherence and Enhance Patient Engagement

Panel Topic: Measuring the Value of an Adherence Program from the Payers’ Perspective panel.
3:15 – 4:14 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
21 N Juniper St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia Health IT Circle

Panel Topic: Patient engagement panel: Shedding light on the payer, provider, manufacturer and patient perspectives. 
6 – 8 p.m.
University of Pennsylvania, Huntsman Hall
38th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104

About Independence Blue Cross
Proudly celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013, Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania serving almost seven million people nationwide, including 2.1 million in the region. We are enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more about how we’re changing the game, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook at ibx.com/facebook and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Media contact:

Ruth Stoolman

215.241.4807

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