INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Indiana (Anthem) announced today that Dr. Kimberly Roop has been appointed President of its Medicaid plan. Dr. Roop most recently held the position of Regional Vice President and Medical Director at Anthem and succeeds Kristen Metzger, who is assuming an expanded role within the organization as President, Medicaid Central Region. In her new role, Dr. Roop will be responsible for all aspects of health plan operations, including strategic planning, provider contracting, member quality and outreach, access and coordination of medical services and plan performance.
“Kimberly has been a key member of the Anthem team since we began serving Indiana Medicaid consumers in 2007 and she is well-positioned to facilitate a seamless transition of leadership,” said Metzger. “Kimberly has played a significant role in the implementation of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 Medicaid program and I have the utmost confidence in her ability to lead a team dedicated to ensuring consumers continue to have access to our healthcare plans.”
Dr. Roop joined Anthem eleven years ago and has held several positions at the Company. In her most recent role, Dr. Roop worked on a variety of programs designed to improve the quality of care and service to Anthem’s Medicaid members. Prior to joining Anthem, Dr. Roop served as an obstetrician/gynecologist in the Air Force where she assisted in relief efforts following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and worked at a large private obstetrics and gynecology practice in Indianapolis. Dr. Roop earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and her MBA from West Virginia University.
“For more than a decade, the Anthem Medicaid business has been dedicated to providing Hoosiers access to excellent healthcare services and support programs,” said Dr. Roop. “As someone who has devoted their career to helping others, I’m excited to lead a team that works tirelessly to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of consumers. By utilizing our innovative approach to care delivery, I am confident that we will successfully meet the needs of our consumers, care providers and state partners.”
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield works with the state of Indiana to offer the Hoosier Healthwise (HHW), Hoosier Care Connect (HCC) and Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) health insurance programs for 435,000 Medicaid beneficiaries. HHW is a health care program for children up to age 19 and pregnant women that covers medical care like doctor visits, prescription medicine, mental health care, dental care, hospitalizations, and surgeries. HCC offers individuals who are aged 65 years and older, blind, or disabled and who are also not eligible for Medicare health plans that provide the most appropriate care based upon individualized needs. HIP covers residents age 19 through 64 including low-income families. Anthem has administered benefits and services for HHW since 2007, HCC since 2015 and HIP since 2008.