Prestige Health Choice Names Kathy Warner Market President
Prestige Health Choice, a Florida Medicaid managed care plan that is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, announced that it has appointed Kathy Warner as market president. In this role, Warner will be responsible for the plan’s strategic direction, growth, and leadership, as well as the plan’s primary point of contact with the state of Florida.
Warner brings more than 30 years of experience, including profit and loss responsibility, in managed care and other types of insurance. She joins Prestige Health Choice after serving as WellCare of South Carolina’s state president and state chief operating officer, where she led the company’s Medicaid managed care and Medicare products in the state. During her time in South Carolina, she led the integration of three acquisitions and a start-up into the company’s portfolio.
Warner previously held other health care leadership roles in Georgia for WellCare and Columbus Regional Healthcare System. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston.
“Kathy’s familiarity with the health care challenges facing many Medicaid members, especially in the southeastern part of the country, makes her uniquely qualified for this role,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul Tufano. “We’re confident her experience and expertise will position Prestige Health Choice as the Medicaid plan that works hardest for Floridians most in need.”
“During my time working in South Carolina’s Medicaid managed care program, I came to appreciate AmeriHealth Caritas’ mission-driven work and its ability to build healthy communities by addressing not only members’ immediate health challenges, but also the social determinants that influence their health,” said Warner. “I look forward to helping Prestige Health Choice do likewise in Florida.”
About Prestige Health Choice
Prestige Health Choice Prestige Health Choice operates as a Medicaid managed care plan through Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program, serving enrollees living in Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. Prestige Health Choice’s strength lies in its ability to foster collaboration among network providers to facilitate optimal health outcomes for members. Prestige Health Choice is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies.
About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 11 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral health 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. AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.