Blue KC and New Directions Behavioral Health prove 10.8% population health cost reduction
In this Interview
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Dr. Rebecca Gernon is a Medical Director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). Dr. Gernon leads Blue KC’s medical cost and quality stewardship activities, oversees Blue KC’s cost affordability initiatives and engages with employers and providers to enhance the quality of care for members. Dr. Gernon’s education, training, and experience have uniquely positioned her at the intersection of primary care, public and population health, medicine and behavioral healthcare. Dr. Gernon brings an extensive background in clinical and administrative leadership to Blue KC.
New Directions Behavioral Health
As the former Chief Operations and Innovation Officer, Peggy was responsible for clinical strategy, innovation and operations, as well as network operations. She started and led New Direction’s PCBH program, providing population health-focused integrated behavioral health in customers’ PCMHs. DeCarlis now serves as a healthcare consultant.