SOURCE: AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

February 26, 2014 10:20 ET

Physician Executive Fred Hill Joins AmeriHealth Caritas as Chief Medical Officer, Southern Region

CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - February 26, 2014) - AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced today that it has appointed Fred Hill, M.D., M.B.A., as chief medical officer, Southern Region. Hill will lead medical affairs for its Medicaid health plans in the region, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana and First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina. He will report to J. Michael Jernigan, regional president.

Hill assumes the role currently held by Fred Volkman, M.D., who will be retiring effective March 31, 2014.

Hill is a board-certified family practitioner with more than 30 years of clinical and administrative experience, much of it with Medicaid insurers. He comes to AmeriHealth Caritas from Aetna, where he served as chief medical officer for its Florida Medicaid product and most recently for its entire Medicaid line of business. While at Aetna, Hill created a medical management dashboard to improve the company's ability to identify trends and needed interventions.

Hill previously held clinical quality, utilization management and corporate network contracting leadership roles at WellCare, a national managed care organization specializing in Medicaid and Medicare. He has also spent more than 15 years as a practicing physician and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Hill received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo College of Medicine), where he also completed residencies in surgery and family practice. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

"Fred has dedicated much of his career to helping disadvantaged families access quality health care," said Jernigan. "He is an outstanding leader in the Medicaid managed care industry, and his presence on our regional leadership team will greatly benefit our Medicaid members in Louisiana and South Carolina."

"I have been impressed with AmeriHealth Caritas' innovative programs to improve the health of its members with a strong focus on prevention," said Hill. "We have many opportunities to help build healthier communities in southern states, and I am excited to be part of that effort."

About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and serves more than 4.8 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven company with 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit

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