BlueCross Hires Pierce As President, CEO Of TennCare MCO

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Scott C. Pierce has been named president and CEO of Volunteer State Health Plan, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s Medicaid managed care organization.

In this position, Mr. Pierce oversees administration of VSHP’s Medicaid operations, which manages care for nearly half a million Tennesseans.

Since 2006, Mr. Pierce has served as the chief financial officer and assistant commissioner of the Bureau of TennCare. During that time, the agency has posted six consecutive budget surpluses, despite a rocky economy. Additionally, TennCare reserves have been built to a record level under his tenure.

“Scott is a talented, strong leader who is a perfect fit for this role and our company,” said J.D. Hickey, BlueCross senior vice president of healthcare services. “His record of accomplishment during more than a decade in state government is impressive. He was a model of stability and loyalty for all the constituents he served and we want to bring his talents to bear on service to our members and the state.”

In addition to his recent role in state government, Mr. Pierce served as budget director for TennCare and as budget coordinator for the state Department of Finance and Administration.

He was raised in Knoxville and earned both a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in public administration from the University of Tennessee.

Mr. Pierce is currently a member of the Meharry Medical College Community Involvement Committee. He volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and is a member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association.


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