Richard Snyder, MD
Senior Vice President of Health Services
Independence Blue Cross

Patient Adherence to Cardiac Medications:
A Dilemma in Search of a Solution

October 26, 2007
12:00-1:30 PM
Colonial Penn Center Auditorium


Richard Snyder, M.D. is the Senior Vice President Health Services for the Independence Blue Cross Family of Companies where he has been employed since 1997. In that capacity he has accountability for all care management activities including utilization management, case management, disease management, population health and wellness. He also has accountability for the popular Healthy LifeStyles programs, Health Plan accreditation, practitioner credentialing, member and provider appeals, and oversight of delegated activities.

Dr. Snyder has recently been inducted as a member of the Chronic Care Management, Reimbursement, and Cost Reduction Commission of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that has as a goal improvement in the management of care for Pennsylvanians with chronic illnesses.

He has been a longstanding Surveyor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance and has served as Chair of the Review Oversight Committee, responsible for the accreditation determinations for health plan Accreditation Surveys.

He served as Chair for the Cardiac Workgroup of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare that has performed groundbreaking research into the adherence to beta-blockers amongst patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction and the development of a new HEDIS adherence measure.

Dr. Snyder is a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In the past, he was active in hospital medicine and administration including serving as President of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA.

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