WellPoint's Medicaid Business Unit Announces Conference Participation for May


WellPoint's Medicaid Business Unit Announces Conference Participation for May

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced its conference participation for May today. With almost two decades of experience serving our country's most vulnerable populations, Amerigroup has earned the reputation as a thought leader in the industry. Amerigroup is focused on providing innovative solutions for the most pressing health care issues including maternal and child health, long-term services and supports, independent living and dual eligible population management for Medicaid and Medicare.

The WellPoint Medicaid Business Unit's planned speaking engagements for May include:

American Telemedicine Association State Policy Summit: Amerigroup Georgia Chief Medical Officer Dr. William Alexander will participate in a panel discussion May 8 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas. The panel ''Medicaid Telemedicine Reimbursement'' begins at 9:15 a.m. Central time.

Next Generation Healthcare Payers Summit: Amerigroup Florida Chief Medical Officer Eina Fishman will participate in a keynote panel discussion May 8 at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. The keynote panel ''Using Analytics to Measure Operational Performance'' begins at 11:45 a.m. Central time.

Alliance for Health Reform on Dual Eligibles: WellPoint Medicaid Business Unit West Region Chief Executive Officer Aileen McCormick will participate in a luncheon forum May 13 at the Dirksen Center Office Building in Washington, DC. The forum ''Medicare-Medicaid Coordination for Dual Eligibles: What's it All About?'' begins at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time.

21st Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress: HealthPlus Amerigroup Chief Executive Officer Bob Wychulis will participate in a panel discussion May 21 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Maryland. The panel ''States Shifting from Fee for Service to Managed Care'' begins at 11:15 a.m. Eastern time. Other featured speakers from the company include: Amerigroup Tennessee Chief Medical Officer Behavioral Health Dr. William Wood; Amerigroup Vice President Advocacy Merrill Friedman; WellPoint Medicaid Business Unit Vice President Business Development Christian Jensrud; WellPoint Medicaid Business Unit Vice President Program Integrity Anne Donovan; WellPoint Medicaid Business Unit Associate Vice President Corporate Investigations Mary Beach; and WellPoint Medicaid Business Unit Director Clinical Analytics Randy Carnevale.

Eighth National Medicaid Congress: WellPoint Medicaid Business Unit Vice President, Medicare and Dual Eligible Policy and Market Development, Specialty Products Group, Rhys Jones will participate in a roundtable discussion May 30 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, DC. The panel ''Medicaid Managed Care Plans—Opportunities and Challenges'' begins at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint's affiliated health plans, we serve more than 4.5 million beneficiaries of state-sponsored health plans in 20 states, making us the nation's leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

About WellPoint, Inc.

At WellPoint, we believe there is an important connection between our members' health and well-being—and the value we bring our customers and shareholders. So each day we work to improve the health of our members and their communities. And, we can make a real difference since we have nearly 36 million people in our affiliated health plans, and nearly 68 million people served through our subsidiaries. As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint's plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). We also serve customers in several additional states through our Amerigroup subsidiary and in certain markets through our CareMore subsidiary. Our 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. subsidiary offers customers online sales of contact lenses, eyeglasses and other ocular products. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.

WellPoint, Medicaid Business Unit
Maureen C. McDonnell
Vice President, External Communications
(757) 473-2731
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Finley Hines
Public Relations Specialist
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