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New Chief Medical Officer for Government Programs named at Horizon NJ Health

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) announced today that Paul Alexander, MD, MPH has been appointed Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Government Programs at its wholly-owned subsidiary Horizon NJ Health. "We are excited to welcome Dr. Alexander to the Horizon NJ Health team and look forward to the unique perspectives he will bring to this new role," said Erhardt Preitauer, CEO, Horizon NJ Health and Senior Vice President, Government Programs, Horizon BCBSNJ.With more than 20 years of health plan experience, Dr. Alexander has led global and national cross-functional teams with improved outcomes. He has a strong background in the life sciences and managed market sectors with specific expertise in the areas of population health, quality and medical management, clinical care integration, network and risk management, and revenue maximization strategies.Before joining Horizon NJ Health, Dr. Alexander was with Gorman Health Group, where he advised Medicare Advantage plans across the country. Prior to Gorman Health Group, Dr. Alexander was a Regional Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare Community & State where he focused on Medicaid, Dual Special Needs Plans, and Long Term Services and Supports. He has also held senior level clinical positions at Independence Blue Cross, Health Partners and AstraZeneca.Dr. Alexander is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Policy at Wharton School in Philadelphia, PA. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH and a master's degree in Public Health (Health Administration & Epidemiology) from Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, NY.About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.7 million members.About Horizon NJ HealthHorizon NJ Health is New Jersey's largest Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare managed health care organization, providing health services for more than 780,000 people in all 21 New Jersey counties. Horizon NJ Health holds an accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Headquartered in West Trenton, N.J., Horizon NJ Health is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Learn more at www.horizonNJhealth.com.