The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.
Teresa N. Clark is vice president, clinical affairs, for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation's largest health insurer covering one-in-three of all Americans.
Clark carries the dual perspectives of finance and population health in her leadership across the Office of Clinical Affairs, identifying and delivering on latent market opportunities for the clinical portfolio of services and offerings. In addition, Clark leads the creation and growth of clinical innovations, including the Community Health Management Hub (CHM Hub®), the Evidence StreetTM, and the FastNet HubTM.
Prior to joining BCBSA in March 2013, Clark held leadership positions in both the health care provider and payer sectors. Within the provider sector, Clark provided leadership as vice president, Clinical Business Strategies, for VHA, Inc., where she created and implemented innovation cycles resulting in new service and product offerings in order to prepare the VHA membership hospitals for the ACA. In addition, she co-created and scaled a proprietary methodology that captured evidence-based leading practices for diffusion and implementation across 16 regions, winning the CMS Health Care Innovation Award. Within the payer sector, Clark provided leadership at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the inception and development of value-based purchasing for hospital and physician office Medicare payment systems.
Clark holds a bachelor of science in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, a master of public health in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a master of business administration in finance from the University of Maryland and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.