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Independence Blue Cross announces two new vice presidents

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Daniel Brown (left) and Michael Hébert

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has announced the promotions of Daniel Brown to Vice President of Provider Reimbursement Analysis and Administration and Michael Hébert to Vice President of Provider Contracting.

“The knowledge and experience that Dan and Mike have in the provider contracting and reimbursement space is unmatched. These promotions are well-earned and reflect how much their hard work and dedication means to our company. I am certain that, with their leadership, we will continue to be a best-in-class team that works hand and hand with the providers in our region. Making sure they have the tools they need to care for our members,” said Paul Staudenmeier, senior vice president of Total Value Contracting and Reimbursement at Independence.

Brown has more than 20 years of experience in health care with a focus on medical economics and reimbursement. His area of expertise is in the development and implementation of provider payment strategies. He joined the company in 2012 as a Director of Provider Reimbursement Analysis and Administration. Since that time, Brown has led several strategic initiatives. Of note is the multi-year re-design of the company’s primary care incentive program and the development of alternate networks for product offerings.

In this new role, Brown will now provide oversight and direction for the development and deployment of provider reimbursement strategies for all of Independence.

Brown earned his undergraduate degree from La Salle University. He earned his MBA from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

Hébert is a leader with more than 20 years of experience in establishing, maintaining, and expanding contracts with health care providers. He joined Independence in 2015 as a Provider Contract Manager. In 2017, he was promoted to Director of Provider Network Contracting. In that role, he led several successful negotiations with providers. The contracts he and his team have secured range from large academic medical centers to community hospitals, large physician groups, behavioral health practitioners, and national ancillary services providers.

In this new role, Hébert will be responsible for provider contracting for all of Independence’s commercial, government markets, and any future expanded markets.

Hébert earned his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University.


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