CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has hired Allison Scripps as director of Quality Care Partnership. Scripps will be responsible for building, leading and managing BlueCross’ new performance-based physician quality program.

“I am very excited Allison is joining our team,” said Christy Vitulli, vice president of provider networks for BlueCross. “She has more than 20 years of experience in disease management, wellness program development, and clinical quality improvement that will assist BlueCross tremendously as we work towards alternative payment methods that reward quality of care and health management.”

Scripps comes to BlueCross from Health Dialog Services Corporation where she served as director, Global Client Services. Previously she was director of Population Care, Prevention and Health Promotion for Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta where she managed a variety of population health and health coaching programs. She has also led disease management and clinical quality improvement initiatives.

Scripps is a registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator with a Bachelor of Science from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and a Master of Science in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is also a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Dietetic Association.

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.