Former Aetna executive named Healthy Blue Kansas president

Bryan Baier has been named president of Healthy Blue Kansas — a collaboration between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Mr. Baier previously served as executive director of government programs at Aetna, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has more than 20 years of experience in regulatory, compliance and legislative advocacy with Medicaid managed care organizations, according to a May 8 Healthy Blue news release. He also founded the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans.     

Healthy Blue intends to bid on a contract this year to serve 415,000 beneficiaries in KanCare, the state's Medicaid program, according to the release.  

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