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IBC's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Snyder to Speak at Two Major Health Care Meetings

Jefferson School of Population Health sponsors seminars on health and wellness and medical homes

Philadelphia, PA - February 27, 2012 - Patient-centered medical homes — one of the most exciting concepts in health care aimed at improving quality — is one of the many subjects being addressed at a national meeting being held today in Philadelphia. Independence Blue Cross (IBC) chief medical officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D. and other local leaders in the health care field will participate in a panel to discuss how medical homes help patients better manage their chronic conditions, improve care coordination through a team approach, and enhance patient and physician satisfaction.

These conferences bring together leading authorities and practitioners in health care for three days in Philadelphia. Dr. Snyder's session will focus on the medical home and will discuss how the model is working, proven outcomes, lessons learned, and issues and challenges that lie ahead. These two 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.

What: Fourth National Medical Home Summit and
Twelfth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium
Who: Richard Snyder, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, IBC
Also participating:
  • Sam Nussbaum, M.D., WellPoint;
  • Susan Schick, CEO for Pennsylvania UnitedHealthcare
  • Christina Stasiuk, D.O., CIGNA
  • David B. Nash, M.D., MBA (moderator) Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University
Where: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street, Philadelphia
When: 5:15 p.m. EST, Monday, February 27, 2012

About Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is a leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. Nationwide, Independence Blue Cross and its affiliates provide coverage to nearly 3.1 million people. For 74 years, Independence Blue Cross has offered high-quality health care coverage tailored to meet the changing needs of members, employers, and health care professionals. Independence Blue Cross's HMO and PPO health care plans have consistently received the highest ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Fan us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @ibx.

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