PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Raymond E. Cogen, M.D., MBA, has been named chief medical officer for SCAN Health Plan Arizona, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan serving Maricopa and Pima counties. Dr. Cogen brings to SCAN a unique blend of clinical and management experience and a deep understanding of geriatric care.
Dr. Cogen’s extensive background includes 16 years of managed care experience as well as 10 years of administrative experience in hospital and sub-acute care settings. His clinical career began in the emergency room of Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. He has since served as the geriatric services director for Albert Einstein Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine for both The Medical College of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland. His managed care experience includes roles as vice president of Medicare for Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield in New York, chief medical director for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield in New Jersey, and vice president of medical management and senior medical director for Chesapeake Health Plan in Baltimore.
“Dr. Cogen’s wealth of managed care and clinical experience is an asset to SCAN and its members,” said Elizabeth Russell, chief executive officer of SCAN Health Plan Arizona. “He is particularly knowledgeable about issues related to aging; and he shares SCAN’s commitment to senior health, wellness and independence.”
As the chief medical officer for SCAN Health Plan Arizona, Dr. Cogen will provide clinical support for SCAN’s internal operations as well as oversee SCAN’s relationships with partner physicians throughout Maricopa and Pima counties.
Dr. Cogen is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He also completed a fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Cogen went on to earn an MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics. Throughout his career he has served as a consultant for the Maryland Office of Aging, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Senator John Heinz and the American Association of Retired Persons.
For more than 30 years, SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of seniors and today is the fourth-largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan in the United States. SCAN Health Plan Arizona serves approximately 15,000 members. Further information may be obtained at scanhealthplan.com.