MediStrategy with Kip Piper Ep 4 – Kevin Lewis, CEO, Community Health Options
Health Insurance Exchanges and Health Plan Business: Interview with Kevin Lewis, CEO, Community Health Options Kevin Lewis, CEO of Community Health Options, shares insights on health insurance exchanges and the health plan business under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this informative interview with Kip Piper, Mr. Lewis describes what it is like to launch and operate a new health plan in today’s dynamic environment. He shares Community Health Options’ strategic approach to competition, marketing, communications, premiums, provider networks, operations, and governance. Kevin Lewis, one of the nation’s brightest young healthcare executives, joined Community Health Options in April 2012 as its first CEO. Previously, he was CEO of the Maine Primary Care Association, where he led numerous initiatives to improve health care access for underserved populations and represented Maine’s community health centers. He also served as director of continuing care at the Maine Hospital Association and as legislative liaison for Wisconsin’s state health department. He has a BA from Dartmouth College, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and is a graduate of UCLA’s Health Care Executive Program.Community Health Options is the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) serving the individual, family, and small employer markets in Maine and New Hampshire. Community Health Options is the web at www.HealthOptions.org.MediStrategy is hosted by Kip Piper, a national expert on Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform. A prominent consultant, speaker, and author, Kip Piper is on the web at www.KipPiper.com.