BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amerigroup Maryland, one of the top-rated Medicaid providers in the state, is pleased to announce that Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH, has been hired as Managing Medical Director.
In the new role, Dr. Scott will oversee the administration of medical services for the Company’s health plans. Dr. Scott will also be responsible for enhancing the innovation and effectiveness of new or existing healthcare policies as well as leading the development and implementation of activities designed to improve patient outcomes.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Laura’s depth of knowledge and expertise joining our team,” said Vincent Ancona, President of Amerigroup Maryland. “As an organization, we are committed to providing the people of Maryland with the best healthcare coverage options possible and I am confident that Laura’s contributions will serve to only enhance the service and care that we provide our members.”
With nearly two decades of experience, Dr. Scott has held several prominent leadership positions in the Baltimore area. As a trained family medicine physician, Dr. Scott has extensive public health experience and has led innovative programs specifically designed to improve health outcomes while saving costs. Most recently, Dr. Scott served as the Medical Director of Population Health and Community Health Programs at Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to join Amerigroup Maryland, a state leader in managed care,” said Dr. Scott. “I have devoted my career to helping improve the health and well-being of others and I look forward to expanding upon that work by further growing the healthcare coverage options available to the people of Maryland.”
In addition to her years of work and volunteer experience, Dr. Scott also reached the rank of Major, Medical Corps after having served for 10 years in the United States Army Reserve.
About Amerigroup Maryland
Amerigroup Maryland has provided health care coverage since 1999. Statewide, we serve approximately 266,000 members in the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Amerigroup Maryland is the state’s largest Managed Care Organization (MCO) and is one of the largest MCOs in Baltimore City and the counties of Baltimore, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel. Employees share genuine pride in making a difference in the lives of people who might need a little extra help.