PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmeriHealth Caritas announced today that Eileen M. Coggins, Senior Vice President Compliance and Risk Management, has been named General Counsel and Senior Vice President Long Term Services & Supports/Medicare Solutions.
Ms. Coggins reports to AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Tufano. In addition to her general counsel responsibilities, she is now also responsible for the company’s Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) solutions as well as its Medicare and Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs).
“Eileen has unique and valuable experiences as a corporate lawyer and in navigating dynamic, regulated and complex health care environments,” said Paul A. Tufano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriHealth Caritas. “She also has significant career experience working with Medicare and companies specializing in home care, long-term care, durable medical equipment and pharmacy, and will lead our company-wide centers of excellence focusing on our Medicare, MMP and LTSS solutions. This new role is a natural evolution for Eileen and our organization.”
Ms. Coggins is a highly skilled and veteran attorney with more than 24 years of legal experience in public and private health care companies. Prior to AmeriHealth Caritas, she served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Univita Health Inc., a provider of home-based care management programs, and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Genesis Healthcare Corporation, one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy providers. Ms. Coggins earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Her professional affiliations include the Widener University School of Law Health Policy Board, American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association Business Law Section and Association of Corporate Counsel.
“I’m excited to serve in a new role that uniquely blends my passions and background,” said Ms. Coggins. “For more than 30 years AmeriHealth Caritas has been helping members get the care and services they need and also bringing predictability to our country’s rising health care costs. I’m looking forward to working with our teams as we navigate today’s complex health care environment and develop our next generation of market-driven solutions.”
About AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 19 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.3 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.