CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Andrea Knight to director of corporate pharmacy affairs.

In this role, 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 (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models of care. Additionally, 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 than18 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, 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.

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.