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Zing Health Names Dr. Trent Haywood As Its New Chief Medical Officer

Zing Health has a new chief medical officer! According to PR Newswire , Trent Haywood, MD, JD has been named chief medical officer of the Chicago-based provider of Medicare Advantage plans. Dr. Haywood previously served as senior vice president in the Office of Clinical Affairs and chief medical officer for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) Association where he represented the BCBS system on clinical matters that affected over 106 million of its members. During his time with BCBS, he also led the development of clinical programs, medical policy, and technology platforms. “Dr. Haywood is a true clinician executive with deep experience in technology and population health innovation,” said Dr. Eric E. Whitaker , Zing Health’s CEO in an official press release. “During his 20-plus year career in healthcare, Dr. Haywood has focused on improving population health, and his values align perfectly with Zing Health’s mission to address social determinants of health at scale.” Throughout...

Shanique Yates

May 24, 2021

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Could Soon Become the First Black Woman to Run Medicare Services

Women are continuing to break barriers. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure could soon become the first Black woman to run Medicare Services, reports Business Standard. Brooks-LaSure has been selected by the Biden administration to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which includes Medicaid, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and children’s health insurance. With an extensive career in government, Brooks-LaSure brings expertise from her start as managing director at the Manatt Health consultancy along with her roles in health policy through positions held at Congress, the White House, and CMS during the Obama administration. She also served as a member of Biden’s transition landing team for the Department of Health and Human Services. In her role as head of CMS — the agency that oversees government health insurance programs for 1 out of 3 Americans — Brooks-LaSure will play a monumental part in decimating the $4 trillion U.S. health care economy. CMS is responsible for...

Shanique Yates

Feb 23, 2021