AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Appoints Lenaye Lawyer as Market Chief Medical Officer
AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, a Medicaid managed care health plan serving Delawareans using Medicaid and long-term services and supports, announced that it has appointed Lenaye Lawyer, M.D., FACOG, as its market chief medical officer. Dr. Lawyer is responsible for the health plan's clinical and educational initiatives that will drive member health outcomes, such as care management, medical education, and quality management.
Dr. Lawyer has worked with Medicaid and other government health programs for more than 20 years, both as a practicing OB/GYN and a health care executive. She has been with AmeriHealth Caritas since July 2016, most recently serving as one of the family of companies' corporate medical directors. Dr. Lawyer previously held leadership roles at Executive Health Resources, Delmarva Foundation, and KePRO.
Dr. Lawyer is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine, and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She began her career as an OB/GYN in private practice and federally qualified health centers.
"We are excited to welcome Dr. Lawyer to our team," said AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Market President Emmilyn Lawson. "Her expertise in the Medicaid program and the needs of Medicaid enrollees will help us establish strong relationships with our members and the state's health care community."
"It is rewarding to work for an organization like AmeriHealth Caritas that truly lives its mission," said Dr. Lawyer. "I look forward to being part of the expansion of that mission into Delaware and helping to build healthy communities throughout this state."
About AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware
AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is one of the Medicaid managed care plans that participate in the Diamond State Health Plan and Diamond State Health Plan-Plus programs. AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware helps Delawareans get proper care and stay well, working with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritasde.com.
About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves approximately 5.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 35 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.