BlueCross Elevates Knight To Director Of Corporate Pharmacy Affairs

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Andrea Knight to director of corporate pharmacy affairs.   

In this role, Ms. Knight will manage and coordinate the activities of the corporate pharmacists to influence prescriber behavior, ensure the efficient and effective delivery of pharmaceutical care to BlueCross beneficiaries, and provide effective integrated and stand-alone pharmacy trend and utilization reporting.

Her activities include direct prescriber interaction and education, and supporting the Patient Centered Medical Home and Accountable Care Organization models of care. Additionally, Ms. Knight and her team will provide support for sales and account management activities related to employer groups’ pharmacy benefit, and participate in the utilization management activities for all lines of business. 

“Andrea is a proven health care professional with more than 18 years of pharmacy operations and management experience,” said Elaine Manieri, vice president of pharmacy for BlueCross. “Her extensive background and strong strategic and business acumen make her an ideal candidate for this position.”

Prior to joining BlueCross, Ms. Knight was the pharmacy director for Cigna Healthcare. In this position she was in charge of direct management of pharmacy benefits for Cigna’s Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky markets, serving over 500,000 members and 14,000 providers.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Samford University College of Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

Grand Celebration Marks Completion Of Coolsprings Galleria

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), on Tuesday announced the opening of the redevelopment at CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville (Franklin), Tn. Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the redevelopment of the former Sears location included adding a new mall entrance as well as retail space for a mix of fashion stores, and fine dining ... (click for more)

Haslam, Boyd Announce Ficosa North America To Build New Facility In Putnam County

Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Ficosa North America officials announced today the company will expand its Tennessee presence by building a new state-of-the-art facility at the Highlands Business Park in Cookeville.  The automotive supplier will invest $58 million in the Putnam County facility and create 550 jobs.   ... (click for more)

Cleveland Councilman Banks Critical Of City Manager Casteel, But Several Council Members Come To Her Defense

Cleveland City Councilman Richard Banks on Tuesday afternoon was critical of City Manager Janice Casteel, but several other council members came to her defense.   The council, at the end of the discussion, voted to establish an evaluation process for city employees.   Ben Moore, a retired pharmacist and life-long resident of Cleveland told the council ... (click for more)

City Council Looking Into Need For City Court

City Council Chair Carol Berz on Tuesday brought up the issue of whether, under its charter, the city is required to have a City Court. She also asked Assistant City Attorney Phil Noblett to look into the issue of whether the city is required to have two divisions of City Court. Attorney Noblett said he also will look into the ramifications of the Municipal Court Reform Act ... (click for more)

County Officials Need To Provide A Decent Animal Shelter

Once upon a time, a group of citizens concerned about the decaying building housing the Humane Educational Society on Highland Park raised their voices in an outcry about the deplorable state of the HES facility and the over-population of unwanted and unspayed/unneutered cats and dogs in Hamilton County.   What happened then was that the City Council stepped ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Two More Kick Out UAW

Woody Hayes, the great Ohio State football coach, used to teach his players to “paralyze resistance with persistence” but, my word, the likable theory has taken quite a beating in the past two years at the NTN-Bower ball-bearing plant in Hamilton, Ala. The workers there voted to decertify from the United Auto Workers union two years ago but getting the UAW out the door has turned ... (click for more)