Episode #19 Featuring Andrew Dreyfus
Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, emphasizes the importance of early intervention and coordinated, primary care for all.
About Andrew Dreyfus
Andrew Dreyfus is President and Chief Executive Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), one of the largest independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country with over $8 billion in revenue and nearly 3 million members. Under his leadership, BCBSMA has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best health plans for member satisfaction and quality.
Andrew currently serves on the boards of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and RIZE Massachusetts. He is a member of the advisory boards of Ariadne Labs and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California (USC). He is a founding member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care and a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness.
Andrew joined BCBSMA in 2005 as Executive Vice President of Health Care Services, where he led the creation of the Alternative Quality Contract, one of the largest commercial payment reform initiatives in the nation. He previously served as founding President of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, where he oversaw the development of the “Roadmap to Coverage.” That multi-year initiative led to the passage of the state’s landmark 2006 Health Reform Law, which resulted in the lowest uninsured rate in the country and later became the model for the Affordable Care Act.
Prior to Blue Cross, Andrew was Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), and held a number of senior health and regulatory positions in Massachusetts state government.
Andrew holds a B.A. in English from Connecticut College.
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