BlueCross Names Lisa Szyjkowski To Director Of Provider, InterPlan Operations

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Lisa Szyjkowski to the position of director of provider and interplan operations.

In this role, Ms. Szyjkowski will be responsible for the BlueCard Home, BlueCard Host, business solutions, interplan ops support, provider operations support, provider service, ebusiness and provider information analysis departments.

She will also direct the day-to-day operations for the customer-oriented operations departments responsible for claims adjudication, customer service, research, appeals and ebusiness.

“Lisa has been with BlueCross for 25 years,” said Maria Darras, vice president of operations for BlueCross. “Her extensive operational experience will greatly aid her in making sure we effectively and efficiently serve our members and the providers they rely on for health care.”

Ms. Szyjkowski mostly recently worked as manager of BlueCard Home claims and research, where she was responsible for daily operations, including ensuring claims and adjustments were handled timely and accurately.

Ms. Szyjkowski received her degree in business education from Middle Tennessee State University and holds a masters degree in business education from Jacksonville State University. She is pursuing a masters degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Kauffman Foundation Awards Entrepreneurial Inclusion Grants To Two Chattanooga Organizations

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded LAUNCH Chattanooga and The Company Lab (CO.LAB) a combined $452,750 to expand support for women and minority entrepreneurs in the Chattanooga area. The funds will be administered in two installments over a two-year period for both organizations.   LAUNCH and CO.LAB represent two of 12 entrepreneurial support organizations ... (click for more)

UT Baker Center Releases Update On Future Of Tennessee's Roadway Funding

In the past three years, many states have increased or introduced new taxes to boost roadway funding. Tennessee, however, has made no policy changes and will increasingly confront challenges to its ability to fund roads, according to a  new paper  by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's  Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy .   ... (click for more)

Lawsuit Says Girl Received Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Woodmore Bus Wreck

A new lawsuit in the tragic Woodmore Elementary School bus wreck said one girl on the bus suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Attorneys Joseph Fried and Michael Goldberg of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Circuit Court on behalf of the minor daughter of Shanquatta Byrd.   The bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was transporting 37 students ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Can’t Wait

It took the Hamilton County School board nine months before the group hired a search firm to find a new superintendent. But you mark my words – the Department of Education will undoubtedly implode if our leaders wait another nine months simply hoping for some type of mystical salvation. In the last week Signal Mountain leaders have all but given notice they will form their own district ... (click for more)