CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named Dr. David Moroney chief medical officer of its government business and emerging markets business unit. In this role, Moroney will oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of the medical policy and medical management programs for all government operations.

“David’s experience as a pediatrician and his understanding of government programs will be great assets to us as we strive to provide top quality services to beneficiaries and members,” said Steve Coulter, president of government business for BlueCross. “His skills and knowledge will also be beneficial as we work to secure opportunities for growth in government programs at both the state and federal levels.”

Before joining BlueCross, Moroney served as the chief medical officer at Physicians Community Health in Nashville and was a partner in a private group practice. He also taught at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as a clinical associate professor of pediatrics, where he was honored with staff teaching awards. Most recently, Moroney has served BlueCross as the senior medical director of quality improvement.

Moroney is an American Academy of Pediatrics fellow and a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is also the co-chair of the Quality Recognition Workgroup for the BlueCross BlueShield Association National Medical Management Forum.

About BlueCross

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 www.bcbst.com.