In this key leadership role, Dr. Carney will advance Magellan Health’s clinical mission and further position the company’s significant leadership capabilities in clinical engagement. She will also continue to serve as the chief medical officer of Magellan Rx Management, leading the development and implementation of innovative, integrated clinical programs for customers and members of Magellan’s pharmacy business segment.
“The opportunity to address complex, high cost care through clinical innovation is significant,” said Ken Fasola, chief executive officer, Magellan Health. “The leadership team and I look forward to working with Caroline who brings a unique blend of valuable clinical expertise to Magellan as we bring to life a differentiated physical and behavioral health experience for the people we serve.”
“I am so honored to have been chosen for this role at a time when fully integrating behavioral and physical health remains a critical societal need,” said Dr. Carney. “I look forward to engaging with key stakeholders on a whole person approach that will benefit from Magellan’s deep clinical expertise.”
Dr. Carney, a board-certified internist and a board-certified psychiatrist, has held key clinical leadership positions serving complex populations over the span of her career. She joined Magellan Health in 2016 and currently serves as the chief medical officer for Magellan Rx Management. She previously held the role of chief medical officer of Magellan’s Behavioral and Specialty Health business segments. Before joining Magellan, she was the chief medical officer for regional health plans focused on Medicaid, Medicare, Exchange, and commercial populations.
Prior to that, she served as the medical director for the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, helping to launch the Medicaid expansion product as well as the behavioral health transformation for the state’s community mental health services. Dr. Carney is a published author and co-author for over 100 peer and non-peer reviewed publications focusing on issues surrounding comorbid medical and behavioral health conditions.
She earned her medical degree, as well as a master’s degree from the University of Iowa where she also directed the Med-Psych residency program. She continues to provide clinical support to a behavioral health team at a federally qualified health center.
About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most complex areas of health, including special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan supports innovative ways of accessing better health through technology, while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
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