Anthem names Medicaid health plan president

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin has named Leon Lamoreaux the new president of its Medicaid health plan, effective Jan. 12. In this newly created position, Lamoreaux will be responsible for leading the Medicaid business, focusing on long-term growth opportunities for Anthem Medicaid in the state of Wisconsin.

Lamoreaux, who is based in Anthem’s Waukesha office, joins Anthem from New West Health Services, a not-for-profit, provider-sponsored health plan in Montana where he served as president and chief executive officer. Previously, he held leadership roles in government programs and business development at a number of health care companies, including Geisinger Health Plan, Priority Health, Excellus, Regence and Intermountain Healthcare in addition to Anthem.

“Leon brings deep business experience and healthcare knowledge to his new role, and his leadership will be vital as we continue to grow our Medicaid footprint and serve our members in the state of Wisconsin,” said Dr. Tunde Sotunde, north region Medicaid president for Anthem.

“I’m excited to rejoin Anthem,” Lamoreaux said. “It’s a dynamic time in health care, and we have a great opportunity to make a positive change in our members’ lives. I’m looking forward to working with the Anthem team, the state and each of our external partners.”

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