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Karyn Wills, MD, CHIE

by Jasmine Phiri

April 9, 2018

Chief Medical Officer,
CareFirst Community Health Plan D.C.

Dr. Karyn Wills is the Chief Medical Officer- DC Medicaid of CareFirst Community Health Plan, District of Columbia, a Medicaid MCO, and brings over 26 years of clinical and managed care experience. She is responsible for all components of the medical management operations at CareFirst Community Health Plan, District of Columbia. Dr. Wills help develops clinical programs for populations to improve their health outcomes and improve the member experience. She has developed, implemented, support, and promoted population health strategies and tactics, policies, and programs that drive the delivery of high-value healthcare. These strategies, policies, and programs comprise of care management, utilization management, quality improvement, and network management. She is well versed in data analytics to evaluate population health outcomes and medical cost drivers.

Before joining CareFirst Community Health Plan, District of Columbia, she was a medical director at Aetna and has commercial and Medicare experience. She supported many initiatives and provided clinical expertise and business direction in support of medical management programs through active collaboration and participation in clinical team activities.

Dr. Wills is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine, and board-certified in Emergency Medicine. She completed AHIP Executive Leadership Program and is a Certified Health Insurance Executive through American Health Insurance Plans. Dr. Wills completed the graduate certificate program in Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University.