Alicia Berkemeyer named Senior Vice President of Provider Network Programs for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Alicia Berkemeyer has been named senior
vice president of Provider Network Programs for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

In her new role, Berkemeyer will be responsible for all programs related to provider
networks, primary care, commercial pharmacy and value-based compensation
programs. She will also continue to lead the Arkansas market for the Comprehensive
Primary Care initiative (a multi-payer program sponsored by the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center).

Berkemeyer joined Arkansas Blue Cross in 1989 and has held several positions in the
areas of operations, sales, marketing, pharmacy and primary care. She has more than
28 years of experience in the healthcare industry with a focus on primary care and
pharmacy. She has led and managed the development of patient-centered medical
homes, employer clinics and pharmacy programs.

Berkemeyer played an instrumental role in Arkansas’ participation in the federal
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and assisted our state in receiving significant
funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center in
the form of a State Innovation Model grant.


She earned her bachelor’s degree from John Brown University. She is a certified health
consultant, a managed healthcare professional and a Professional in the Academy
of Healthcare Management. She is also a graduate of the Northwestern University,
Advanced Management – Global Program and a Kellogg Executive Scholar.
Berkemeyer also serves on many boards and committees of industry and charitable
organizations.

About Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association,
is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliates have more than 2,700 employees. The Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Association is comprised of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Plans that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 106 million members — one in three Americans.

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