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Dan McCoy, MD
Divisional Senior Vice President, Texas National Accounts
Divisional Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Paul Hain, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Divisional Senior Vice President of Market Delivery
Dan McCoy, MD
Dr. Dan McCoy is the 13th president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), the state’s oldest and largest health insurer that works with nearly 80,000 physicians and 500 hospitals to serve more than five million members in all 254 counties.
His role as president involves the overall operational accountability for the Texas Plan, including responsibility for leadership of the Plan teams that manage sales and marketing, network development and health care delivery, government and public relations and market strategy. In a company with over $38 billion in claims, Dr. McCoy is accountable for the affordability of care in all market segments, including group, government and retail/family product portfolio in the 254 counties of Texas.
Prior to becoming president in 2016, Dr. McCoy served as the Plan’s divisional senior vice president and chief medical officer and was responsible for medical affairs and market strategy, as well as the leadership of the three divisional markets and their regional presidents. He served as the company’s chief public voice in print and broadcast media, legislative and public affairs, and in social media with the weekly podcast of Blue PromiseTM which he continues to host. Dr. McCoy launched the C1 Innovation Lab in downtown Dallas and was instrumental in the creation of TMA PracticeEdge, LLC, a physician-services company that helps physicians transition to value-based care. This venture was a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and BCBSTX.
Dr. McCoy also places emphasis on rural health, including collaboration with Texas A&M on projects to find solutions that offer affordable care for rural members.
Dr. McCoy joined the company in 2012 as a senior medical director, coming from the faculty of Baylor University Medical Center.
Dr. McCoy graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tarleton State University and earned his M.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
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Divisional Senior Vice President, Texas National Accounts
Keith Barnes is responsible for sales and strategic account management oversight for the Health Care Services Corporation’s Texas National Accounts, which includes the company’s largest government and commercial accounts. In this role, he has been an integral part of building a service support model unique in the marketplace where the primary focus is on the achievement of each client’s overall business objective. Mr. Barnes joined HCSC in 2012.
Prior to joining HCSC, Mr. Barnes served as the market president over a nine-state area in the Midwest and was based in Kansas City. As the lead executive for all business matters, he managed profit and loss performance of the region assigned to him with accountability for provider network development, business expansion, distribution, and client services for all market segments and products.
Mr. Barnes has a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Divisional Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Darrell Beckett currently serves as the Divisional Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). He is responsible for sales and account management for all Texas group market segments. Darrell is also accountable for strategic marketing operations and field services, as well as support and marketing communications.
Upon joining BCBSTX in 2005, Darrell served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, which included account sales, service, and retention for individual, small group and mid-market accounts. Darrell's teams were successful in achieving growth of more than 1.4 million new members in a five-year period.
Prior to joining BCBSTX, Darrell was National Sales Director for a division of MetLife's Group Department, located in Atlanta. His tenure with MetLife's Group Operation dates back to 1985 when he started as a Large Group Sales Representative and later moved into sales management, including a Regional Director position for MetLife's Southeast Region in Atlanta.
He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Missouri and has a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration degree, majoring in Marketing.
Learn more about Darrell in this video . View Darrell executive perspective on the following topics:
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- The Purpose of Price Tags
- Private exchanges
- HMO: Care Simplified
Paul Hain, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Divisional Senior Vice President of Market Delivery
Dr. Paul D. Hain is Chief Medical Officer & Divisional Senior Vice President of Market Delivery for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). He works to strategically align the organization’s voice around public relations, community investments, policy development, and Texas Medicaid and Medicare, while also supporting sales and account management, network, and plan performance efforts.
Before joining BCBSTX, Dr. Hain was Vice President and Medical Director of Population Health and Network Development at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Hain previously served as the Associate Chief of Staff and Medical Director for Quality at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, where he was the founder of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program. He completed terms on the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee for the Section of Hospital Medicine and the State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee.
Academically, Dr. Hain has been published in multiple journals and lectured nationally concerning the varied topics of quality improvement, risk management, readmissions, patient throughput, the use of the APR-DRG system, and dashboard use in hospital medicine.
Dr. Hain is also very involved within the North Texas community, serving as a member of the Advisory Council for the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management; the Health, Wellness, & Life Sciences Council for the Urban Land Institute of North Texas; and the Advisory Committee for Fort Worth’s Blue Zones Project. He is also a board member for the Dallas Regional Chamber and co-chair of North Texas Health Alliance.
Dr. Hain received his medical degree from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and he completed his pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Prior to that, Dr. Hain received his Bachelor of Science in engineering from Rice University and subsequently worked as a corrosion engineer in Alaska.
Learn more about Dr. Hain in this video . View Dr. Hain's executive perspective on the following topics:
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Divisional Senior Vice President, Texas Health Care Delivery
Shara McClure knows Texas health care. A native Texan and proud Texas A&M University graduate, she leads health care delivery operations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), which offers the broadest provider network in the state covering all 254 counties. Having represented multiple health plans, physician organizations, and hospitals prior to her tenure at BCBSTX, Shara’s unwavering commitment to both improve and protect the physical and financial health of Texas has bolstered her reputation as an executive thought leader.
Thanks to her wide range of experience in the industry, Shara brings invaluable leadership and expertise to some of BCBSTX’s most important business functions, such as Provider Network Management and Operations for commercial, government and individual product lines. This includes hospital, physician and ancillary provider contracting, data management, analytical decision support and value-based care.
Shara is passionate about using her platform to inspire women and young professionals to become leaders in their organizations. She is the chairperson of the company’s business resource group Women Improving the Strength of the Enterprise (WISE) and oversees WISE’s initiatives to promote career, community, commerce, and culture across Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Texas, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Montana. She also represents the company as vice chair on the Board of Directors for TMA PracticeEdge, in addition to serving on the board for the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and IT’S TIME TEXAS.
Outside of the office, Shara is an active leader in the community. She serves on the board for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dallas, graduated from the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas program in 2017, and is a senior fellow of Houston's American Leadership Forum. She also models the way for a healthy lifestyle, running five mornings a week after developing the habit with a friend over 20 years ago.
Shara and her husband Craig are proud parents to Melinda and Michael, both of whom followed in their parents’ footsteps at Texas A&M. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family, golfing and traveling.
Learn more about Shara in this video .View Shara’s executive perspective on the following topics:
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- Are Insurance Networks Really Necessary?
- Why are Texans Being Hit with Surprise Medical Bills?
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- How Does Hospital Consolidation Impact the Price You Pay?
- What is Surprise Billing?
- What is Pass Through Billing?
- What Role Do Health Insurers Play?
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Robert Morrow, MD, MBA
Southeast Texas Market President
Dr. Robert Morrow serves as the market president of Houston and Southeast Texas at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). He leads the company's statewide efforts on media and public relations, executive communications and influence strategy in coordination with sales and account management, network, policy development, government and community relations. He most recently served as the region's Chief Medical Officer.
Prior to his time at BCBSTX, Dr. Morrow served as the Director of Medical Quality for the Rural and Community Health Institute of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and was recently asked to sit on their Board of Advisors. His previous experience also serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston and practicing privately in Family Medicine. Dr. Morrow is a graduate of the Memorial Hermann Southwest Family Practice training program in Houston and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Morrow serves on the Greater Houston Partnership's Board of Directors. As a champion for public health, he is on the Board of Directors for the Houston Division of the Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association. He also sits on the University of Texas School of Public Health Fleming Center Board and the Board of Affiliates for the Professional Science & Engineering Master's Program at Rice University. In addition, Dr. Morrow serves as Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the Texas Medical Foundation, Health Quality Institute. He has been an active member of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) throughout his career where his involvement includes serving in a number of leadership positions, including as Chair of the Council on Public Health and a member of the Councils on Legislation and Medical Education. Currently he serves on the Council on Health Care Quality. Dr. Morrow is a member of the TMA House of Delegates and completed 14 years as a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA). He also serves on the TMA PracticeEdge Board of Directors. Additionally, Dr. Morrow serves on the Board of Directors of the Caring Foundation of Texas and recently accepted an appointment to the Board for Faith in Practice, an organization that provides year-round medical mission work in Guatemala.
Dr. Morrow has been married to his wife, Beth, for more than 32 years, and they have two children and three grandchildren.
Learn more about Dr. Morrow in this video. View Dr. Morrow's executive perspective on the following topics:
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- Collaborating to take on the rural health crisis
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- Patients who misuse the emergency room and run up huge bills should pay the tab
Lee Spangler, JD
Vice President, Government Relations
Lee Spangler is vice president of government relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), where he directs the company's state advocacy efforts.
Lee joined the organization after spending 16 years at the Texas Medical Association (TMA), where he served as vice president of medical economics. The Division of Medical Economics represents, develops policy for, and advocates for the TMA on regulatory, socioeconomic, and health policy issues at state and federal levels. For the nine years prior to his appointment as vice president, Lee was associate general counsel practicing insurance law, health law, and administrative law for the Association.
Lee earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Saint Edward's University in Austin and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. Prior to working for TMA, Lee was the acting general counsel for the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, a staff attorney for the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and a staff attorney with the Texas Department of Insurance where he specialized in issues relating to HMO solvency.
Among his accomplishments is his appointment to the Texas Attorney General's HIPAA Preemption Analysis Task Force, where he assisted the Attorney General and his staff in reviewing Texas laws that relate to confidential health information. Lee also served as chair of the State Bar of Texas Health Law Section and is currently still a member.
View Lee’s executive perspective on the following topics:
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- New Telemedicine Regulations
- New Laws Protecting Consumers from Freestanding ERs