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Jennifer Chambers, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Solutions

Capital BlueCross

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Areas of Expertise
Fee-for-service to Value-based Care
Accountable Care Arrangements
Transparency
Healthcare Technology
Educational Institution
Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State University
Biography

Dr. Jennifer Chambers is Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at Capital BlueCross in Harrisburg, PA. She joined the Capital BlueCross medical staff in 2007, and at that time provided leadership in the company’s Quality Management and Care Management departments, as well as the Medical Policy team. Dr. Chambers is currently responsible for clinical strategy and leadership across the organization and is responsible for Clinical programming, including Utilization Management and Care Management programs, as well as Medical Affairs, Medical Policy, Corporate Coding Unit, Accreditation and Performance Improvement.  Her clinical interests include hospital medicine, patient safety and quality, and hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Chambers earned both her medical degree and MBA from Penn State University (Internal Medicine award recipient and the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation from the American Medical Women’s Association).   She completed her internship and residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and also served as chief resident and instructor in the Department of Medicine.  She earned her B.S. in Medical Technology from Millersville University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine (Resident Humanitarian Award and the Resident Award for Outstanding Achievement in Patient Care-Hematology/Oncology) and in hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Chambers is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  She also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.  
Prior to joining Capital BlueCross, Dr. Chambers was Director of the Palliative Medicine Program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and also served as attending physician on the academic hospitalist service, providing resident education in internal medicine and palliative medicine.

Dr. Chambers provides community leadership in the area of intellectual disability, serving as board chair for Keystone Human Services and a board member of Keystone Autism Services.  She served on the Board of the Health Care Improvement Foundation from 2014-2017.  Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Advisors for Penn State Harrisburg, and is a member of the graduate and undergraduate Business School Advisory Board for Penn State Health.

Dr. Chambers was honored with the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Fellowship Award in 2016, and is a recipient of the YWCA Woman of Excellence award, and the CPBJ Woman of Influence award.  She is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Harrisburg area.

She and her husband, Mike, live near Hershey, PA. and are the proud parents of three children.