The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.

Teresa N. Clark

Vice President, Office of Clinical Affairs

Teresa Clark

Teresa N. Clark is Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the Blue Cross and 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 more than 106 million people — one-in-three of all Americans. It is the largest single processor of Medicare claims in the nation and holds the world's largest privately underwritten health insurance contract — the 5.4 million-member Federal Employee Program (FEP). 

Clark carries the multi-faceted perspectives of computer science, epidemiology, and finance in her leadership role across the Office of Clinical Affairs, focusing her expertise to design and take to market technology products in a sustainable business model.  In addition, Clark also applies her expertise in her leadership role with the BCBS Institute where she leads the launch and growth of technology-enabled solutions to address unmet social and environmental barriers.  

Prior to joining BCBSA in March 2013, Clark held leadership positions in both the health care provider and payor sectors. Within the provider sector, Clark provided leadership as Vice President, Clinical Business Strategies for Vizient, Inc, formerly 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 studied computer science and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego prior to studying epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and finance at the University of Maryland College Park and at the University Of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business. Clark also is an avid photographer.

Teresa N. Clark is Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the Blue Cross and 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 more than 106 million people — one-in-three of all Americans. It is the largest single processor of Medicare claims in the nation and holds the world's largest privately underwritten health insurance contract — the 5.4 million-member Federal Employee Program (FEP). 

Clark carries the multi-faceted perspectives of computer science, epidemiology, and finance in her leadership role across the Office of Clinical Affairs, focusing her expertise to design and take to market technology products in a sustainable business model.  In addition, Clark also applies her expertise in her leadership role with the BCBS Institute where she leads the launch and growth of technology-enabled solutions to address unmet social and environmental barriers.  

Prior to joining BCBSA in March 2013, Clark held leadership positions in both the health care provider and payor sectors. Within the provider sector, Clark provided leadership as Vice President, Clinical Business Strategies for Vizient, Inc, formerly 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 studied computer science and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego prior to studying epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and finance at the University of Maryland College Park and at the University Of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business. Clark also is an avid photographer.