Texas-based Care N’ Care Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage health plan provider, has hired Anthem's David Sand as its new chief medical officer.
Most recently, Sand served as chief medical officer for the Medicare division of Anthem. He also served as executive sponsor on multiple clinical cost-of-care initiatives at Anthem, including those focusing on diabetes, the opioid crisis, palliative and cancer care, and the care of individuals with complex medical conditions. In addition to his many other roles and responsibilities, Sand served as Anthem’s clinical representative to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Prior to joining Anthem, Sand served as vice president and medical director of Partners Health Plan in New York. He has also worked as the Illinois state medical director of WellCare Insurance Company and has held medical leadership positions with Catholic Health Plan of New York, CarePoint Insurance Company and HMS.
In his new role, Sand will be a key member of Care N’ Care’s senior executive team and will provide clinical direction to the health management, network and credentialing divisions of the Medicare Advantage plan. The company said he will be heavily involved in the strategy, development and implementation of innovative clinical programs that will best serve the Medicare population in North Texas.
“Throughout his career, Dr. Sand has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in medical management, healthcare coordination and network development, all of which will well-serve our members and our organization,” said Care N’ Care CEO Wendy Karsten. “We are excited about him joining our team and providing the medical oversight, expertise and leadership that will help ensure the delivery of affordable quality healthcare services to our members.”
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