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Chad Pendleton Named President of Amerigroup Tennessee

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Amerigroup Tennessee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., announced today that Chad Pendleton has been named president of the health plan, a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Tennessee residents who participate in the state’s Medicaid programs.

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Amerigroup Tennessee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., announced today that Chad Pendleton has been named president of the health plan, a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Tennessee residents who participate in the state’s Medicaid programs. (Photo: Business Wire)

"Chad is a trusted and highly respected senior leader who has extensive knowledge of healthcare plan operations as well as a passion and track record for serving communities in addressing true whole person care," said Dr. Barsam Kasravi, President of Anthem’s Medicaid West Region. "He is as a strong, passionate, influential and dynamic leader who is capable of guiding Amerigroup through a time of tremendous growth and transformational change. We look forward to his leadership as we continue to improve health and lives across Tennessee."

Pendleton has more than 25 years of healthcare and executive leadership experience working with payers and providers across Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, commercial and workers compensation insurance product lines. Most recently, Pendleton was Vice President of Business Development at CareSource where he was responsible for creating strategic business partnerships, expanding geographical and product lines, and driving new revenue sources. He has also served in a variety of leadership roles for other health benefits organizations. In addition, Pendleton is a volunteer member of the Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps (TNMRC).

"Amerigroup has always had a longstanding local commitment to improving the health of Tennessee communities and I look forward to the opportunity to continue the local legacy and longstanding focus on Amerigroup’s members," said Pendleton. "We will continue to leverage our insights, innovations and partnerships to improve lives and deliver a simpler, more affordable and more effective healthcare experience."

A Memphis native, Pendleton is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, holds an M.S. in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis and is working on his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.

Pendleton succeeds Robert Garnett, who recently was named Vice President, Analytics Center of Excellence (CoE) for Anthem’s Government Business Division.

About Amerigroup Tennessee

Amerigroup Tennessee, Inc. helps improve healthcare access and quality for more than 470,000 Tennessee residents who participate in the state’s various Medicaid programs. Amerigroup serves Tennesseans by developing and delivering innovative care management programs and services. Amerigroup Tennessee members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. It provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their healthcare. For more information about Amerigroup, please visit our website at www.myamerigroup.com/tn.

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Contacts

Buddy Castellano
(651) 219-1818
Buddy.castellano@anthem.com