CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has selected BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to make presentations on its Clinical Risk Management and Specialty Pharmacy Programs at the 2007 AHIP Medical Leadership Forum.

BlueCross’ Daniel Barnett, M.D., J.D., senior medical director for medical risk management, and Michael White, Pharm. D., manager of pharmacy care management, will present at the Oct. 23 forum in Phoenix, Ariz. The forum, Evidence-based Solutions to Health Care’s Challenges, is designed for nationally recognized leaders to share their practical ideas and realistic solutions for health care delivery, financing and management.

Dr. Barnett will present BlueCross’ Clinical Risk Management Program, which ensures that quality of care issues and concerns identified in network physicians are reviewed, and where necessary, corrective action is taken. Through this process, the company is able to improve the safety of the care delivered to its members.

Dr. White will address the company’s Specialty Pharmacy Management Program, which provides effective and evidence-based care to members in need of biotech—primarily injectable—medications. White will highlight the trust and transparency necessary to make the program a success.

“The AHIP invitation to present our Clinical Risk and Specialty Pharmacy Programs is a great honor not only for BlueCross, but to everyone who has worked hard to make them successful,” Barnett said.

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's mission is to provide its customers and communities with peace of mind through affordable solutions for health and healing, life and living. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on reinventing the health plan for its 3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. Through its integrated health management approach, BlueCross provides patient-centric products and services that drive health improvement and positively impact health care quality and value. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's website at