Biz Briefs Of The Week: January 24, 2013

| January 24, 2013

Becky Lamb Joins UofL Physicians

Becky Lamb has joined University of Louisville Physicians as vice president of contracting. She brings 20 years of experience in health care operations, with an emphasis on finance and strategic business development. She has held leadership positions with major health care systems in both Kentucky and Illinois. In her new position, Lamb will be responsible for negotiating and implementing all of UofL Physicians’ managed care contracts, as well as designing and developing a system-wide provider contract strategy. She started with the organization on Jan. 7.

“I am thrilled to be a part of UofL Physicians,” Lamb said. “I will strive to align our contracting strategy to support the largest integrated multispecialty group in the area and continue to grow a strong foundation of reimbursement to allow us to continue to support the physicians, employees and the patients we serve.”

Lamb comes to UofL Physicians from Humana, where she held various positions, most recently director of national network operations. While at Humana, she developed provider contract language and policies and procedures for commercial and Medicare lines throughout all markets and worked with strategic business partners to align contracting goals and financial objectives. Prior to that, she worked for Jewish Hospital & St. Mary Healthcare, most recently as manager of payor relations, where she was responsible for commercial contract oversight and approval for 12 facilities and provider groups including hospitals, freestanding centers, rehabilitation and home health agencies, as well as physicians. A native of Illinois, Lamb earned her bachelor of arts degree in health science administration from Western Illinois University.

University of Louisville Physicians is the largest, multispecialty physician practice in the Louisville region, with more than 78 sub specialties, 1,200 dedicated staff professionals and nearly 600 primary care and specialty physicians. The group’s physicians also are professors and researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, teaching tomorrow’s physicians and leading research in the most innovative medical advancements.

New Bureau Commission Members

(Left) Sharon Potter and (Right) Peggy Noe Stevens.

The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the appointment of Peggy Noe Stevens and Sharon Potter to the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Commission. The Commission is the policy-making body of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the community’s tourism
marketing organization.

Stevens is founder and president of Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates. In her 20-plus year career, she has worked for Hyatt Hotels and the Brown-Forman Corporation. It was at Brown-Forman that she became the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster. In 2008 she started her own company. In 2011, she founded Bourbon Women, the first women’s consumer organization in the beverage industry.

Potter has served on the boards of numerous civic and educational organizations. Along with the Louisville Bureau Commission, she currently is on the Board of Directors for the Governor’s Scholars Program, the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation and the Thomas Merton Institute. In 1984, Potter produced KentuckyShow!, an award-winning multimedia documentary about the state of Kentucky for which she received the Robert Bruce Spider Award. She is currently Executive Producer the new high-definition KentuckyShow! that shows daily at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Stevens was appointed by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Potter was appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Both terms will expire at the end of July 2013.

25 years of PEGASUS TRANSPORTATION

In 1988, two eighteen-wheelers of a new trucking company, founded by entrepreneurs Gary Hanke and Dan Lockard, began their first over-the-road haul. Those trips marked the beginning of a commitment to an industry that ultimately touches almost every manufactured and grown product in America’s households. Exhibiting their “pride” in Kentucky’s pride, they named their business Pegasus Transportation, and declared it would be “Bred for Excellence” in every way.

Twenty-five years, 230 trucks and 400 employees later, Gary and Dan believe their hands-on hard work, investments in state-of-the-art technology, endless quality and service for their customers and persistence in building a family team have paid off. A 25th Anniversary celebration is planned for their employees on Jan. 26, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Marriott Louisville East. A program including dinner, driver awards for 2012 and a documentary video of the company’s history will lead up to a concert by country singer Lindsay Lawler, out of Nashville, known and loved by truckers everywhere. Pegasus Transportation is located at 2903 South English Road in Jeffersontown, Ky. For information visit www.pegasustransportation.com.

CareSource Names New Directors

CareSource, a non-profit, managed health care company, has hired Jon Copley as the new executive director and Jeb Teichman, MD, as the new medical director in Louisville, Ky. Both serve as directors for the Humana – CareSource alliance in Kentucky. Earlier this year, the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services selected the Humana – CareSource alliance to participate in its comprehensive managed Medicaid program in “Region 3” – serving Medicaid recipients who reside in a 16-county region including Louisville. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) program enrollees (including individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid) are covered under the state’s managed Medicaid program.

Copley comes to CareSource with more than 10 years of legal and operational management experience in the health care industry. He was most recently the Director of Plan Operations at Kentucky Spirit Health Plan and is responsible for leading the business operations, providing strategic leadership and developing relationships in Kentucky. Dr. Teichman brings more than 26 years of medical experience and comes to CareSource as a pediatrician from Clark Physicians Group, Jeffersonville Pediatrics, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and a Medical Reviewer from CareWise Health in Louisville, Kentucky. In his new role, he provides review and care management support to clinical programs and activities in Kentucky.

CareSource is a non-profit health plan headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. In March 2012, CareSource formed an alliance with Humana to serve Medicaid members in Kentucky and the dual-eligible population in Ohio (people who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare). Together, Humana and CareSource have more than 50 years of experience and expertise to provide the highest quality of care. For more information, visit www.caresource.com.

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