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Dr. J.D. Hickey

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Chief Operating Officer

Phone: (423) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc
1 Cameron Hill Circle
Chattanooga , Tennessee 37402
United States

Company Description: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a not-for-profit organization, and the state's leader in health care financing. Founded 62 years ago, the company and its...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    TennCare Bureau
  • Director
  • Board Member
    Bureau of TennCare


  • bachelor's degree
    Colgate University
  • juris doctorate
    Duke University School of Law
  • medical degree
    Duke University School of Medicine
  • bachelor's degree
  • medical and law degrees
    Duke University
92 Total References
Web References
J.D. Hickey has been named ..., 5 Sept 2015 [cached]
J.D. Hickey has been named CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee. He replaces Bill Gracey, 61, who has retired.
Hickey, 44, has been the Chattanooga-based plan's COO since 2012 and CEO-elect since June. He joined the company in 2011 as CEO of BlueCare Tennessee, the insurer's Medicaid managed-care subsidiary.
Before joining the insurer, Hickey was a principal at McKinsey & Co. and previously served as director of the TennCare Bureau, Tennessee's Medicaid program from 2004 to 2006.
BlueCross Elevates Dr. Willis to Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, 23 Sept 2013 [cached]
"Andrea has a vision and passion for achieving better health for our communities," said J.D. Hickey, executive vice president and COO for BlueCross.
Hickey Named ..., 24 April 2012 [cached]
Hickey Named BlueCross Chief Operating Officer
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - J.D. Hickey has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Effective May 1, Hickey will succeed Bill Gracey, who is president and chief executive officer elect.
"Over the past year, J.D. has demonstrated an incredible grasp of our organization and our changing market dynamics," Gracey said.
Hickey joined BlueCross in March 2011 as senior vice president, as well as president and CEO of Volunteer State Health Plan (VSHP), BlueCross' Medicaid managed care organization. Eight months later, he took on increasing corporate responsibilities including oversight of health care services for the enterprise.
During his career, Hickey has drawn on his training as a physician and attorney while serving in executive leadership roles in health care. Before joining BlueCross, he led strategic health care consulting and management teams as a principal with McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, he served on Gov.
Hickey graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Colgate. He went on to earn medical and law degrees from Duke University.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - TennCare ..., 14 Sept 2010 [cached]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - TennCare Bureau Director, Dr. J.D. Hickey announced today that the TennCare Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs) have accepted new risk-bearing contracts thus moving the Bureau's entire medical and behavorial managed care network into financial risk agreements.
"We are very pleased to have our full network, both medical and behavioral, in risk agreements. We now are positioned to draw down the maximum amount of federal dollars for the behavioral health side just as we already accomplished on the medical health side last fall with our new MCO risk-bearing contracts," said TennCare Director, Dr. J.D. Hickey.
"We hope to continue to incrementally push our entire network toward greater risk-bearing arrangements," Hickey said.
Major Initiative Announced to Transform Tennessee's Healthcare Delivery System, 6 July 2005 [cached]
"This is an opportunity to improve TennCare patients' quality of care and provide clinical information to our provider community at the point of care," said TennCare Bureau deputy commissioner, J.D. Hickey.
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