WENDY BROWN-BLAUSenior Vice President and General Manager of Pennsylvania Managed Care Wendy Brown-Blau is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pennsylvania Managed Care.Ms. Brown-Blau
is responsible for the strategic planning, oversight and operational management of all Pennsylvania Medicaid managed care business.This includes Keystone Mercy Health Plan, which serves approximately 300,000 members in the five-county Greater Philadelphia area, and its sister company, AmeriHealth Mercy
, which serves more than 75,000 members in 12 counties in South Central and Northeast Pennsylvania.
In this role, Ms. Brown-Blau
is responsible for the oversight and management of all operational activities, including:
Hospital, physician and ancillary contracting Regulatory and legislative affairs Marketing, community relations and public affairs Patient Care, utilization and disease state management Prior to her current position, Ms. Brown-Blau was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Keystone Mercy Health Plan, where she directed the implementation of new expansion sites and overall operational management and contract oversight of the company's expansion areas.
During this time, Ms. Brown-Blau
developed a corporate-wide three-year plan, worked on the implementation of news lines of business in three states and developed a cost containment initiative for AmeriHealth Mercy
, which resulted in savings in excess of $8 million.Ms. Brown-Blau
has extensive experience spanning more than 18 years in the managed health care field.As Vice President of Medicaid Programs and Product Development at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, she was responsible for Keystone First, the Health Plan's first Medicaid HMO, and the administration of all sub-contracts related to Medicaid Programs.Ms. Brown-Blau
was also responsible for development and implementation of Keystone Health Plan East's
commercial product lines, including the Keystone Select
, Keystone Choice and Keystone Plus array of products.A member of a number of professional organizations, Ms. Brown-Blau earned her undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, majoring in English and Classics.She also attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is AMA certified in Accounting and Healthcare Financial Management.
...WENDY BROWN-BLAU, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pennsylvania Managed Care