HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barrie Baker, MD, MBA, has accepted the position of medical director for HealthAmerica’s Medicaid program in Pennsylvania (CoventryCares) and its sister Medicaid program in Maryland (Diamond Plan). In this role, Baker will manage medical affairs for both plans.
Prior to joining HealthAmerica, Baker served as medical director for Keystone Mercy Health Plan in Philadelphia. Before joining the health insurance industry, Baker served seven years in a mix of clinical and administrative positions as a family physician in underserved areas.
Baker received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture at Temple University. After practicing architecture for several years, she returned to school and received her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Baker also earned a master’s degree in health care administration from Eastern University.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Baker to our team here at HealthAmerica,” said Robert Mirsky, chief medical officer of HealthAmerica. “Her extensive skills in the field of medical administration and her experience in the Philadelphia market are incredible assets.”
Baker is based at the HealthAmerica office in King of Prussia and can be reached at (610) 290-1126 or by e-mail at [email protected].
With over 35 years of providing health care benefits, HealthAmerica has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted and experienced health insurers in Pennsylvania. The company ranks 14th in the nation for HMO and POS plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and its Medicare plan ranks 28th nationally. It has ranked among the top health plans by NCQA for six consecutive years. HealthAmerica provides a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products, including self-funded, Medicare, Medicaid, indemnity, nongroup, and pharmacy plans. It currently has "Excellent" accreditation by the NCQA for its commercial HMO, POS, and Medicare plans. HealthAmerica’s corporate offices are in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit HealthAmerica’s website at www.healthamerica.cvty.com.
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