Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Louisiana Adds Staff To Provider Networks And Healthcare Value Division

BATON ROUGE –Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana announces the addition of two vice presidents to its Provider Networks and Healthcare Value division (formerly named Medical Economics).

         Tamara Mayo is vice president of Provider Reimbursement and Payment Innovation, and Kevin Maher is vice president of Healthcare Value Transformation. Both began their positions with Blue Cross in May 2017.

         In her role, Mayo will oversee aspects of provider reimbursement, including transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based payment models and analyzing and reporting financial metrics.

         Mayo has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare finance, reimbursement and analytics, and was director of Finance and Healthcare Analytics for General Health System/Baton Rouge General Medical Center prior to joining Blue Cross.

         She recently earned a master’s degree in healthcare delivery science from Dartmouth College, and has undergraduate degrees in accounting and marketing from Louisiana Tech University. Mayo is a licensed certified public accountant and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

         Maher will oversee programs that transform healthcare delivery, and will work with staff to develop strong provider partnerships in creating programs that improve the quality of care while keeping costs in line.

         He has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare delivery, consulting and clinical innovation areas, and was Evolent Health vice president for National Care Management Operations and Clinical Innovations prior to joining Blue Cross.

         Maher has also worked at Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, McKesson Health Solutions, Deloitte, Booz & Company and University of Chicago Hospitals, and is a national speaker on primary care collaboration and transformation.

         He has a master’s degree in health administration from Tulane University and an undergraduate degree from Holy Cross University. Additionally, he earned his R.N. from Charity Hospital School of Nursing.

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