by Stephani Simmons
August 28, 2017
Vice President, Medicare,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Ms. Cohen has executive responsibility for Medicare markets at Blue Cross of Minnesota with accountability for all aspects of Medicare portfolio management including Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part D plans. Prior to this role Ms. Cohen lead the Center of Excellence for Star and Risk Adjustment at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and was responsible for development and execution of enterprise activities aimed at Star ratings and Risk Adjustment goals across the Medicare, Duals, Medicaid, and ACA product portfolio. The Center of Excellence integrates best-in-class capabilities across provider engagement, member engagement and experience, health improvement programs, administrative excellence and sophisticated data analytics to deliver optimal health outcomes for members.
Ms. Cohen brings more than 20 years of industry experience in Program Management and Operations, Quality Improvement, Health Management, Compliance, and Wellness Programs, with special emphasis on Medicare and Medicaid programs. Ms. Cohen received her nursing degree at Western College, and a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Health Care Leadership from the College of St. Scholastica. Ms. Cohen is a veteran of the United States Army, with several years of active duty service. She is the executive sponsor and chair of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program at Blue Cross, and the Executive Sponsor of the Asian Circle Employee Resource Group. Ms. Cohen serves on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Community Measurement, the Center for Veterans Research and Education, and Mental Health Resources, Inc., and chairs the data measurement committee of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans.