Scripps Joins BlueCross As Director Of Quality Care Partnership

Friday, May 24, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has hired Allison Scripps as director of Quality Care Partnership. Ms. Scripps will be responsible for building, leading and managing BlueCross’ new performance-based physician quality program.

“I am very excited Allison is joining our team,” said Christy Vitulli, vice president of provider networks for BlueCross.

“She has more than 20 years of experience in disease management, wellness program development, and clinical quality improvement that will assist BlueCross tremendously as we work towards alternative payment methods that reward quality of care and health management.”

Ms. Scripps comes to BlueCross from Health Dialog Services Corporation where she served as director, Global Client Services. Previously she was director of Population Care, Prevention and Health Promotion for Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta where she managed a variety of population health and health coaching programs. She has also led disease management and clinical quality improvement initiatives.

Ms. Scripps is a registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator with a Bachelor of Science from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and a Master of Science in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is also a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Dietetic Association.

 



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