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BCBSA Names Trent Haywood As New Chief Medical Officer

December 10, 2012

CHICAGO – The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced that Dr. Trent Haywood, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and value-based payments, will be the new Chief Medical Officer when Allan Korn, MD, retires at year end.

Dr. Haywood has a wealth of medical executive experience in both the public and private sectors.  He has led initiatives to align physician payment systems with improved clinical quality and disease management, and has been instrumental in driving clinical innovation.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Haywood to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association,” said Scott P. Serota, BCBSA president and CEO.  “The Blues® are leaders across the country in transforming healthcare by rewarding quality, reining in costs and improving outcomes for patients.  Though we are sorry to say goodbye to Dr. Allan Korn, we wish him well in his retirement and we are certain that Dr. Haywood’s experience will help us to continue our record of innovation in communities around the country.”

Dr. Haywood previously worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he led agency priorities including quality public reporting and value-based payments.  Following his tenure at CMS, Dr. Haywood served as the senior vice president and chief medical officer for VHA Inc. in Texas.

Dr. Haywood holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Loyola University.  Dr. Haywood also holds a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

About the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for more than 105 million members – one-in-three Americans.  For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.