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News Releases - 2019

August 29, 2019

Fong Named Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

John K. Fong, M.D., MBA, has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) as the company's vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.

In that capacity, he is the primary medical liaison for the company’s contracting health care providers, and is responsible for defining and resolving issues related to health insurance benefits and clinical care. He takes the leadership role in defining medical policies. Additionally, Dr. Fong will have executive oversight responsibility for the company's utilization management, case management and disease management functions.

While Dr. Fong is new to BCBSKS, he is no stranger to Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Prior to joining BCBSKS he previously served as the senior vice president and chief clinical officer of senior health services for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, as the vice president and executive medical director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and medical director of quality management for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. His previous experience also includes 20 years in clinical care at Penn Group Medical Associates, Alliance Medical and Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic.    

Dr. Fong earned his bachelor's degree from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York, his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh.

He has published articles in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, American Journal of Medical Quality and National Quality Forum.

Dr. Fong is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He and his wife, Linda, have two children.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

For more than 75 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has built a reputation of trust with its members and contracting providers by providing outstanding customer service while quickly and accurately processing claims; fairly administering benefit plans and contracts; offering programs, services and tools to help members improve or maintain their health; and operating under the highest ethical standards while being good stewards of premium dollars. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and is the state’s largest insurer, serving all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information, visit bcbsks.com.

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