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M-CARE tabs new VP of medical affairs

M-CARE, the nonprofit health plan owned by the University, has announced the appointment of Dr. Gerald Bishop to to vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.
Bishop (Photo courtesy M-Care)

Bishop will have overall responsibility for the medical affairs division, which includes all medical management activities, pharmacy services, quality initiatives and disease management programs.

Bishop previously held the position of senior medical director for the Aetna west region. During his tenure with Aetna, he worked closely with Integrated Health Association, a collaborative of California health plans, to implement pay-for-performance physician and hospital reimbursement programs and tiered networks.

Prior to joining Aetna, Bishop was the medical director and vice president of patient care management for Managed Care Systems, Inc.

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