December 23, 2016
Health Partners Plans Names Beverly Collins Vice President, Chief Quality Officer
Philadelphia, PA — Health Partners Plans (HPP) announced today that Dr. Beverly A. Collins has joined the company as vice president, chief quality officer. Dr. Collins brings more than 20 years of experience in progressive health care management and quality improvement to HPP. In her new role, she will lead improvement efforts of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) STAR ratings for the company. Additionally, she will oversee a variety of initiatives aimed at enhancing member experience, clinical quality and operation efficiencies.
Dr. Collins will also evaluate HPP’s current care delivery model and create the framework for improvements through internal programs and enhanced provider relationships. Using her extensive knowledge in data analysis, Dr. Collins will focus on maintaining and implementing initiatives that afford the highest quality of care for members.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Collins on board at HPP,” says Denise Croce, executive vice president of clinical and provider management. “Her impressive track record of improving quality care and surpassing expectations combined with the strong relationships she has built over the years with providers and community partners will be a great asset. We welcome her expertise and are confident in her ability to ensure that excellence continues to be an intrinsic part of HPP’s service.”
Prior to joining HPP, Dr. Collins served as medical director for WellCare Health Plans where she chaired the Quality Improvement Committee, Utilization Management Medical Advisory Committee and the Provider Advisory Committee. She also oversaw Medicaid care management, quality improvement, behavioral health/substance abuse, credentialing, dental and local analytic functions. In addition, Dr. Collins held the positions of vice president and medical director for quality and training at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and medical director for quality improvement at Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care.
Dr. Collins holds a doctor of medicine from the University of Maryland, a master of business administration from Loyola College and a master of science in epidemiology and preventive medicine from University of Maryland. She resides in Philadelphia and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
ABOUT HEALTH PARTNERS PLANS
Nationally recognized for its innovations in managed care, Health Partners Plans is among the top fifteen Medicaid plans in the country, one of the highest-rated in Pennsylvania and receives strong ratings for member and provider satisfaction according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016–2017. Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed health care organization serving more than 273,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania and parts of the Lehigh/Capital region. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) plans. Founded more than 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health plans in the country. Learn more about how Health Partners Plans is doing it right at HealthPartnersPlans.com, twitter.com/HPPlans and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.
Monet T. Irving
Manager, Corporate Communications