COLUMBIA, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri Care, Inc. announced today that Jeff Davis has been named president of the Healthy Blue health plan, a collaboration between Missouri Care, Inc. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Missouri’s MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program.
“Jeff is a trusted and highly respected senior leader who has extensive knowledge of Medicaid health plan operations as well as a passion for serving communities,” said Dr. Barsam Kasravi, President of Anthem’s Medicaid West Region. “He has been recognized as a strong, influential and dynamic leader who is capable of guiding Healthy Blue through a time of tremendous growth and transformational change. We look forward to his ongoing leadership as we continue to improve health and lives across Missouri.”
Most recently, Davis was Market Vice President Medicaid Plan Operations for Healthy Blue. For 10 years, Davis worked in Federally Qualified Health Centers at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield and served as the CEO of Community Health Center of Central Missouri in Jefferson City where he led initiatives focused on quality improvement, financial and operational feasibility, as well as healthcare affordability and access.
“Healthy Blue remains focused on providing our nearly 300,000 members with innovative solutions and expanding services for affordable and reliable healthcare,” said Davis. “It has been a pleasure working for and with the state of Missouri as well as our partners at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. I look forward to the opportunity to lead a talented and passionate team focused on simplifying healthcare and improving lives and communities.”
Davis graduated and earned an MBA from Missouri State University. Davis succeeds Lou Gianquinto, who recently was named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s commercial health plan in Connecticut.
About Healthy Blue
Healthy Blue is a Medicaid product offered by Missouri Care, Inc. an Anthem company, a MO HealthNet Managed Care health plan contracting with the Missouri Department of Social Services. Healthy Blue is administered by Missouri Care, Inc. in cooperation with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Missouri Care, Inc. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City are both independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Healthy Blue recognizes the challenges low-income and underserved individuals face, and tailors its programs such that health plan members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Healthy Blue provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their healthcare. To learn more about Healthy Blue, visit www.myhealthybluemo.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyBlueMO and LinkedIn @healthy-blue-mo.