Anthem Appoints Pham VP
Anthem Inc. has named Hongmai (Mai) Pham vice president of provider alignment solutions. She is a founding official at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, where she recently served as chief innovation officer and was responsible for implementation of the alternative payment model provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and other multi-organizational initiatives. In her new role, Pham will be responsible for developing and refining Anthem’s provider payment models that reduce the cost of care while rewarding improvements in quality and access. She will also establish a team to develop new products and networks built on a foundation of value-based care, and oversee Anthem’s Enhanced Personal Health Care initiative, a program that focuses on patient-centered care. Previously, Pham served as a senior health researcher and co-director of research at the Center for Studying Health System Change and Mathematica, an independent health policy organization. A general internist, she has published extensively on payment policy issues including care fragmentation and coordination, and also practiced for several years at safety net clinics in the Washington DC area. Pham received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, her medical degree from Temple University and her master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins, where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.