RICHARDSON, Texas, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) today announced its new chief medical officer. Dr. Dan McCoy, who has previously served as the interim chief medical officer and senior medical director at BCBSTX, has taken on the position of vice president and chief medical officer.
"In his new role with BCBSTX, Dr. McCoy will play a key part in helping us fulfill our mission of improving the health and well-being of our members and communities across the state," said Bert Marshall, president, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. "He will be integral to our statewide effort to expand access to health care in Texas and educate uninsured consumers about their coverage choices."
"My new role with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will allow me to continue my lifetime focus on working to improve access and affordability to health care coverage that can help lead to positive health outcomes," said Dr. McCoy.
Before joining BCBSTX, Dr. McCoy was the principal owner of a communications consulting firm where he developed solutions to the challenges of the changing health care industry. He also was in private practice and managing partner at Texas Dermatology Associates, which is known for treating complex systemic skin diseases. Dr. McCoy served as medical director of the Melanoma and Skin Tumor Clinic at Baylor University Medical Center's Outpatient Cancer Center. He also taught at Baylor Dermatology Residency program from 2010 to 2012.
Dr. McCoy was appointed by Governor Perry and currently serves on the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council. In the past he has served as chair of the TMA council on legislation and as chair of the TMA Political Action committee (TEXPAC).
His professional affiliations and community involvement include: member of the Texas Center for Patient Quality and Safety Advisory Council, the Texas CASA Board and the Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Association. He is also past president of the Navarro College Foundation, the Texas Dermatological Society and the Dallas County Medical Society Board.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas -- the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas – is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 40,000 physicians and 400 hospitals to serve 4.8 million members in all 254 counties. It has also been awarded "Highest Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in Texas, Three Years in a Row" by J.D. Power and Associates.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma and New Mexico), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas