Leadership

Adam Myers, MD, MHCM, FACHE, has joined the Cleveland Clinic as the director of community care and the chief of population health. He will lead Cleveland Clinic's new approach to managing care that will “proactively address the health needs of populations.”

Wisconsin-based Gundersen Health System announced Fran Perez-Guerra, MD, a veteran of the institution, as chief executive officer of the Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinics.

The Trump administration plan includes moving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the Department of Agriculture to HHS, which would be rebranded as the Department of Health and Public Welfare.

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, as the new CEO for its partnership on U.S. employee healthcare. A surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and professor at Harvard Medical School, he will begin his new role July 9.

In a June 18 release, HHS announced a ruling against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston requiring $4.3 million in civil penalties due to three data breaches from 2012 and 2013.

Barbara L. McAneny, MD, wasted no time in discussing critical healthcare issues once she was sworn in as American Medical Association president on June 12 at the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago.

In a survey of 90 healthcare executives conducted by Lumeris, 27 percent of respondents said they’ll launch a Medicare Advantage plan in the next four years.

CNBC reported on May 7 that Geisinger Health System CEO David Feinberg, MD, was the top pick to lead the healthcare venture run by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. Within hours, Feinberg said he wouldn’t be leaving Geisinger but “appreciated being part of the conversation.”

When President Donald Trump stopped payment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s cost-sharing reduction subsidies, or CSRs, insurers found a way to limit the impact of the resulting premium hikes by putting the entire increase on the ACA exchanges’ silver-level plans. This “silver loading” technique will be allowed to continue in 2019, HHS Secretary Alex Azar told a House committee.

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush has announced he is leaving the company following an admission of domestic violence against his former wife, according to Reuters.

Roper first joined the university as dean of its School for Public Health in 1997. He was then promoted to CEO of the healthcare system, dean of the medical school and vice chancellor for medical affairs in 2004.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has added five new members, including a former head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and chief medical officers at HCA Healthcare and Geisinger Health System.